Coronavirus has changed the world of travel with Covid testing and vaccine requirements now an integral part of holidays.
The good news is that countries are easing their restrictions – in fact, 14 countries, including Mexico, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden, have scrapped Covid travel rules entirely.
With UK travel rules having ended when you return to the UK – including the abolition of passenger locator forms – it means there are now 14 destinations you can visit where you are essentially free to any Covid admin.
We take a look at the full list of destinations with no Covid travel rules and why they’re worth putting on your wishlist – check out our guide below…
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Iceland scrapped all of its Covid travel rules earlier this year and now welcomes all visitors regardless of their vaccination status.
It also means there are no Covid tests or passenger locator forms – so it’s the perfect excuse to explore some of Iceland’s ridiculously beautiful places, from glaciers to iconic sights like the Blue Lagoon .
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There are no Covid entry requirements for Brits traveling to Mexico, but you will need to complete an immigration form and need it to enter and exit the holiday hotspot.
As far as bucket list experiences go, there are loads of amazing places to visit in Mexico, while Cancun and Tulum tend to be a hit if you’re looking for all-inclusive resorts, beautiful beaches and many brilliant bars and restaurants.
Denmark no longer has Covid restrictions for Britons – and that also applies to those heading to the Faroe Islands.
Whether you’re looking to stroll along Copenhagen’s colorful Nyhavn harbour, discover Tivoli Gardens, or go in search of the Little Mermaid herself, there are plenty of fun things to see and do in Denmark. sure to please the whole family.
It should be noted that although Greenland falls under Denmark when it comes to Foreign Office travel advice, the island has its own Covid rules in place, and currently you can only visit if you are fully vaccinated or if you have recovered from Covid.
According to the UK Foreign Office: “Entry requirements to Norway are the same for all travellers, whether or not you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.”
Intrepid explorers won’t be left out for things to see and do in Norway, from those spectacular Norwegian fjords to the snowy landscapes that come in winter, making it one of the best places to see the Northern Lights.
Want to get a taste of all the best bits? A Northern Lights cruise next winter just might be the answer…
The Portuguese island was one of the first to ease its travel rules for Britons last year, and it has quickly become a favorite with holidaymakers.
Funchal tends to be the popular vacation spot with its wide range of attractions, hotels and restaurants, whether you’re strolling through the historic old town or taking in the views of the Botanical Gardens.
You will need to complete a passenger form before travel, but we have always included this in our summary as there are no tests or vaccination requirements.
You do not need proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test to visit Montenegro.
The Balkan country has everything you could want for an adventure-filled stay; breathtaking hikes through rugged mountain landscapes, historic villages with stunning old towns and medieval buildings, delicious cuisine, crystal clear lakes and sandy beaches with all the facilities you need for a carefree day sun stress.
Hungary lifted all of its Covid travel rules in March, meaning you won’t need to test negative to enter the country, or be fully vaccinated.
A city break to Budapest is often at the top of the list for Brits, thanks to the plethora of great bars, restaurants and hotels, not to mention the thermal baths, historic buildings and beautiful surrounding scenery to explore.
Want to experience some of the highlights as part of a larger trip? A river cruise along the Danube might help tick all the boxes!
From early March you no longer need to show proof of vaccination, Covid recovery or a negative Covid test to enter Ireland. The country has also removed its passenger locator forms.
You’ll be spoiled for Instagram-worthy scenery from Killarney National Park to the Ring of Kerry, while Dublin makes for a brilliant city break, especially if you’re looking for vibrant nightlife.
Then, of course, there are the impressive Cliffs of Moher – although they have left some tourists baffled…
9. Costa Rica
Costa Rica has removed all of its previous Covid-related travel insurance requirements – the last of its Covid travel rules.
The UK Foreign Office warns that “Costa Rican authorities may restrict travel or introduce new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant”.
If you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation, Costa Rica won’t disappoint, from its ridiculously beautiful national parks to its fascinating places to visit. Rainforests, golden beaches and bustling cities – you name it, they’ve got it!
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From April 1, people traveling to Sweden from the UK are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test or proof of vaccination to visit Sweden.
Sweden is full of fascinating places to visit, from dazzling royal palaces to sprawling national parks – and even an entire museum dedicated to Swedish hit band ABBA!
The Maldives has scrapped all Covid vaccine and testing rules for travellers, making it the perfect excuse to finally tick these amazing Maldives experiences off the bucket list (underwater restaurant, anyone?).
Even though the islands are not a budget vacation, the good news is that there are ways to cut costs.
You will need to complete a passenger form before travel, but we have always included the islands as there are no tests or vaccination requirements if you wish to go on holiday.
Britons no longer need to show proof of vaccination, Covid recovery or negative Covid tests to enter Lithuania.
Last year, the country’s capital, Vilnius, launched a tongue-in-cheek campaign after a campaign by its tourism authorities revealed people were often guessing Italy, Austria, Sweden and even South America. South as location.
It should be noted that at the end of February, Lithuania announced a state of emergency, in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The UK Foreign Office warns: ‘Emergency rules may change at short notice’.
Poland lifted all its quarantine, proof of vaccination and Covid tests before departure.
The country borders Ukraine, but remains open to tourism.
In March, Dorota Wojciechowska, director of the Polish Tourist Board, said: “I would like to assure travel agents and individuals that the country remains safe. The Polish government is doing everything it can to ensure the safety of nation and tourists. We hope the current dire situation in Ukraine will not discourage British tourists from visiting Poland this year.”
Romania lifted all of its travel rules for foreign visitors in March.
The country borders Ukraine, but the UK Foreign Office says in its travel advice: “There is widespread military activity in Ukraine. Although Romania shares a land and sea border with Ukraine, the situation there remains normal. The FCDO advises against all travel to Ukraine. You should not attempt to cross into Ukraine from Romania.”
- Travel restrictions are correct at the time of writing but can change quickly. Always check the latest Foreign Office advice for a destination before you book or travel.
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