With coronavirus travel restrictions significantly easing around the world, there are a number of countries British tourists can now visit without taking a covid test.
This is on top of all remaining covid travel measures, including the passenger locator form and tests for all arrivals, being removed for travel to the UK. The changes came into effect on March 18, with transport secretary Grant Shapps saying the move was “possible due to our vaccine roll out and mean greater freedom in time for Easter.”
Time-consuming locator forms required individuals to fill in travel details, their address in the UK and vaccination status. They were used to track people after outbreaks of the virus.
While most countries will still require unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travellers to test before arrival, there are a number that don’t. Let’s take a look at places you can visit without having to take a covid test.
As of March 6, travellers do not need to show any proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish passenger locator form receipt. There are also no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.
If you develop Covid-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.
Entry requirements for Slovenia are the same for all travellers, regardless of Covid-19 vaccination status. British tourists do not need to provide proof of vaccination status for entry to Slovenia.
As of March 7, all covid restrictions on entering Hungary have been lifted. Border officers at Hungarian airports will not require any COVID-19 vaccination proof, or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status.
All restrictions related to Covid-19 ceased on 9 March. There is no longer a requirement to quarantine, to test before entering Romania, or to complete the PLF (Passenger Locator Form).
From Friday (February 25), all Covid-19 related travel restrictions for Iceland have now been removed. Covid rules within the country have also been lifted.
Most visitors from the United Kingdom can enter Mexico without taking a test, as Mexico is open to travellers regardless of their vaccination status. Travellers are required to complete a Health Declaration Form and scan the QR code it generates on arrival.
The travel restrictions upon entry into Norway have been lifted. The same rules as prior to the pandemic now apply.
British nationals travelling to Lithuania from the UK are no longer required to prove their vaccination status, recovery from Covid-19 or have a negative Covid-19 test result on arrival.
You do not need to provide your vaccination status or a negative test result for entry to Montenegro. Entry requirements for Montenegro are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
As of March 1, all travellers regardless of their vaccination status, are no longer required to conduct pre-departure PCR tests and PCR tests on arrival in Jordan. All non-Jordanian travellers, whether vaccinated or not, should complete the Travel To Jordan Declaration Form on the Gateway2Jordan platform and follow all guidance provided by the Government of Jordan.
Adults who are not fully-vaccinated can visit Costa Rica without taking a test as long as they have proof of travel insurance that covers lodging and medical expenses in case of contracting Covid-19. Anyone aged 18 or under, along with fully-vaccinated adults, can enter Costa Rica without mandatory insurance.
Most travellers can enter El Salvador without a negative test result and do not have to quarantine on arrival. You also do not need to be vaccinated, however, travellers are advised to bring proof of vaccination as this may be required for entry to specific events and premises.
Covid-19 related restrictions for entry have all been lifted. Negative PCR tests before and after arrival are no longer required. British travellers are advised to contact the Mongolian Embassy in London for the most up-to-date advice on entry requirements and visas.
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