Australia closed its borders in March 2020 due to the pandemic and kept them closed for almost two years.

When the borders closed, the rules specified that Australians also could not travel overseas unless they received an exemption.

In February this year, Australia reopened its international borders to vaccinated overseas travelers and residents to return home without quarantine. The mandatory quarantine period has been lifted for all travelers and residents arriving in New South Wales who were fully vaccinated.

Over the past few months, the rest of Australia has slowly lifted its travel restrictions and allowed travelers in and out of the country. However, the relaxed rules only applied to those who were fully vaccinated.

According to the official Australian government website, australia.gov.auunvaccinated travelers can now leave the country for the first time in more than two years.

“From April 18, 2022, unvaccinated Australian citizens and permanent residents may leave Australia without an individual travel exemption. Travelers entering or leaving Australia will no longer need to test negative before departure and cruise ships can enter Australian territory,” the updated information on the government website reads.

However, while unvaccinated travelers can leave Australia, the same site states that “international travelers who arrive in Australia without meeting vaccination requirements, and without an exemption, may be considered for visa cancellation, detention and deportation”.

The United States, Indonesia and Thailand are just three of many countries that require travelers to be fully vaccinated to enter the country without a quarantine period.

29 countries open to unvaccinated tourists

29 countries open to unvaccinated tourists
Slovakia
Latvia
Czech republic
Argentina
England
Montenegro
curacao
Denmark
Grenade
Mongolia
Moldova
Maldives
Norway
Aruba
Sweden
Bulgaria
Portugal
El Salvador
Panama
Cyprus
Tanzania
Jamaica
Mexico
The Dominican Republic
Belize
South Africa
Costa Rica
Turkey
Greece