The 2022 Easter holidays have seen a huge increase in the number of people wanting to get away for a break, with customer demand taking understaffed airports by surprise. It’s the first Easter since 2019 that hasn’t been affected by airport closures, government travel ban lists and other restrictions.

The rush for sun getaways and city breaks is a sure sign that tourism is starting to return to normal, although there are still rules in place for some countries where Covid tests, proof of vaccination or a proof of recovery from coronavirus may be required. However, there are now a number of destinations where none of that matters.

All of the countries listed below have removed entry requirements for tests and vaccinations – although you may be required to wear a mask in certain public areas during your stay. Here’s where you can go if you’re not vaccinated or just want to book and pack without having to gather everything you need to prove your Covid status.

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Czech republic

Authorities in the Czech Republic are the latest to remove all coronavirus-related travel restrictions for foreign arrivals. Visitors to the country are no longer required to provide a pre-departure test result or proof of vaccination, or complete travel forms.

“As of April 9, 2022, the protective measures regarding the conditions of entry to the Czech Republic in connection with the Covid-19 epidemic have been suspended,” the Czech Interior Ministry said in a statement. Capacity limits for places such as museums have also been lifted, but face masks are still compulsory on public transport, as well as in hospitals and pharmacies.

Madeira

Madeira, an autonomous territory of Portugal, has had no testing or vaccination requirements for arrivals since early March, although travelers must still complete a passenger form before travel and some mask rules are still in effect. square.

“There are no restrictions on the entry of travelers to airports, ports and marinas in the Autonomous Region of Madeira,” said the Madeira Regional Tourism Board, although it recommends that all visitors to complete its epidemiological investigation into the Madeira Safe website.

Iceland

Iceland lifted its Covid restrictions on February 25 in a bid to bring tourists back. People can visit the country without needing to provide a negative test result or proof of vaccination, or complete a passenger locator form.

“All official epidemiological measures due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be lifted, both nationally and at the border,” the Icelandic government said in a statement. isolation of people infected with Covid-19.” This means no testing or quarantine for anyone, vaccinated or not.

Sweden

Britons traveling to Sweden are not required to show proof of their vaccinations or a negative test result before departure to enter. Sweden had dropped the rest of its Covid rules on April 1. Non-European travelers no longer need to present proof of vaccination or a test.

“The government has decided not to extend the ban on entry from third countries,” Justice and Home Affairs Minister Morgan Johansson said. “This will make it much easier for anyone who has been prevented from coming to Sweden in recent years due to the pandemic.” It had previously only eased its restrictions for EU-based travelers on February 9.

Norway

Travelers entering Norway do not need to provide their vaccination status or proof of recent recovery upon arrival in the country. Entry rules are the same for all arrivals in Norway, with no special requirements for unvaccinated people or children.

Norway was one of the first to remove all of its Covid restrictions. The tourist board said: “From Saturday February 12, 2022, you can travel to Norway without having to worry about anything but having a good time.”

Denmark

People traveling to Denmark or the Faroe Islands will not need to provide a negative test result, proof of vaccination or meet any other entry requirements. However, Greenland – which is part of the Kingdom of Denmark – has its own travel rules.

Denmark had dropped the majority of its Covid rules in February, but this week eased restrictions even for unvaccinated people coming from non-EU countries.

Hungary

Coronavirus travel restrictions in Hungary have been lifted, allowing people to enter the country without needing a test or vaccination before departure.

As of March 7, all Covid-19 restrictions on entry to Hungary have been lifted. Hungary does not require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of your vaccination status. You do not need to provide your vaccination status to enter Hungary.

Entry requirements for Hungary are the same for all travellers, whether or not you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year. And there are no specific requirements for children and young people.

Mexico

Mexico has no coronavirus entry restrictions for tourists. You do not need a visa, but you will need to complete an immigration form and have it with you when entering and leaving Mexico.

You can get an immigration form when you arrive (forms are available at border crossings or on board flights to Mexico) or online in advance from the National Institute of Immigration website. The advance option is only possible if your passport is valid for at least six months from the planned date of entry into Mexico.

You also need your immigration form to leave the country. If you lose the one you used to enter, you can have it replaced at the immigration desk at any international airport in Mexico. The cost of a replacement is 500 Mexican pesos, payable at a bank.

Ireland

People traveling to Ireland are not required to provide proof of vaccination, recent recovery from Covid or a negative test result before departure. Passenger locator forms have also been removed.

All remaining Covid-related rules for international visitors were dropped in early March, including the elimination of its passenger locator form. The Irish government has announced: “From Sunday 6 March 2022, travelers to Ireland are no longer required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result on arrival. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travelers to Ireland.”

Costa Rica

The beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica has dropped its latest coronavirus travel rules. Costa Rican passport vaccination and health insurance requirements for tourists have recently been removed.

All travelers from any country will be admitted to Costa Rica as long as they meet the visa requirements. Effective April 1, 2022, health pass and travel insurance policy requirements have been removed for all individuals, meaning there will no longer be any entry requirements related to the Covid-19 for Costa Rica after this date.

However, authorities in Costa Rica have warned that they may restrict travel or introduce new rules at short notice, for example due to a new variant of Covid. Check with your travel agent, your airline and the Costa Rica tourist office website for any short-term changes. A travel insurance policy is recommended to cover medical expenses and accommodation in the event of Covid-19 infection.

Poland

Since March 28, the obligation to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Poland has been lifted. It is also no longer necessary to demonstrate your vaccination status on arrival. From the same date, a pre-departure test is no longer required for travelers from non-Schengen countries, including the UK.

However, the war in neighboring Ukraine forced Jet2 to suspend flights to Krakow in March – they are currently due to resume at the end of May.

Maldives

Covid testing and proof of vaccination requirements have been scrapped in the Maldives, a dream holiday destination for many tourists. Entry requirements to the Maldives are now the same for all travellers, regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status.

All travelers to the Maldives must complete a Traveler Declaration Form 72 hours prior to departure and return from the Maldives. A PCR test is no longer required to enter the Maldives.

Lithuania

British nationals traveling 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.

UK nationals traveling to Lithuania from other countries may still be required to provide proof of vaccination, test results or recovery from COVID-19 upon arrival in Lithuania. For more information, see the National Public Health Center website.

However, on February 24, 2022, Lithuania announced a state of emergency, in response to Russian military action in Ukraine.

Montenegro

You do not need to provide your vaccination status or a negative test result to enter Montenegro. Entry requirements for Montenegro are the same for all travellers, regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status.There are no specific requirements for children and young people.

Romania

All Covid-19 restrictions ceased on March 9. There is no longer any obligation to quarantine, test before entering Romania, or fill in the PLF (Passenger Locator Form). The British government says the situation in Romania “remains normal” despite the war in neighboring Ukraine, but warns that people should not cross the border from Romania.

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