Travel bans & restrictions

There are many obstacles to international travel from the constraint of travel bans to the cost of coronavirus tests and the inconvenience of quarantine. We've put together a summary of the current status of travel regulations showing the latest requirements for each country.

For a full summary of Covid-19 statistics and regulations by country, and to compare destinations around the world, visit our interactive Covid-19 travel planner.

Region Open for tourism Pre-departure On arrival in destination
Afghanistan Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Albania Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Algarve Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Algeria Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory antigen test on arrival for everyone)
Andorra Yes (See entry requirements for France and Spain) PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
Antigua Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Armenia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Aruba Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Australia Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Austria Travel ban from the UK2 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Fully vaccinated in Austria means with two vaccinations plus a booster. Everyone else must quarantine for 10 days)
Azores Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Bahamas Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Second test on Day 5 for all unvaccinated arrivals)
Bahrain Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Balearic Islands Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Bangladesh Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Barbados Yes (Vaccinated arrivals may be subject to random tests on arrival) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 7 days)
Belarus Yes (There are currently no direct flights between Belarus and the UK) PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Belgium Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further tests on Day 1 and Day 7 for all arrivals from UK)
Belize Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Bolivia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Bonaire Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further PCR test on Day 5 for all arrivals from the UK)
Bosnia & Herzegovina Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
Botswana Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Further rapid test on arrival for all visitors)
British Virgin Islands Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated visitors subject to PCR test on arrival + 7 days quarantine and then another test)
Bulgaria Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Burkina Faso Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Burundi Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival + isolate while awaiting results)
Cambodia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory antigen test on arrival for vaccinated visitors. 14 days quarantine for unvaccinated)
Cameroon Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory lateral flow test at the airport for all arrivals)
Canada Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Additional tests on arrival may be required)
Canary Islands Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Cape Verde Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Central African Republic Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Chad Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival & on Day 7)
China Travel ban from the UK2 (There are no longer any direct flights between the UK and China) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Comoros Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Congo-Brazzaville Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Congo-Kinshasa Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival and quarantine while awaiting results)
Costa Rica Yes No quarantine required
Croatia Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Cuba Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. No quarantine required
Curacao Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory Antigen test for all arrivals on Day 3)
Cyprus Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival for everyone)
Czech Republic Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd test after 5-7 days for unvaccinated arrivals if granted permission to enter)
Denmark Yes PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (10 days of quarantine for all unvaccinated visitors. Test to release on Day 4 is available)
Djibouti Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
Dominica Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd (rapid antigen) test on arrival for fully vaccinated and on Day 5 for unvaccinated)
Dominican Republic Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Egypt Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
El Salvador Yes No quarantine required
England Yes (Fully vaccinated exempt from quarantine from ROW countries) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Eritrea Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory test on arrival and after 7 days quarantine)
Estonia Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd negative test 6 days after the first for unvaccinated to end quarantine)
Eswatini Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Ethiopia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Faroe Islands Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory test on arrival for unvaccinated visitors + 4 days later to end quarantine)
France Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
French Southern Lands Yes (Access is only possible with special permission) No quarantine required
Gambia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for all unvaccinated visitors from UK)
Georgia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test for all arrivals on Day 3)
Germany Fully vaccinated only PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (For unvaccinated arrivals test to release is available after 5 days)
Gibraltar Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (Lateral flow test on arrival for everyone)
Greece Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Grenada Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quaratine for 7 days and take another trst on Day 5)
Guatemala Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
Guernsey Yes No quarantine required
Guinea-Bissau Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Haiti Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Honduras Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Hong Kong Travel ban from the UK2 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (All arrivals must spend a few days in a government quarantine centre followed by a stay in an approved hotel)
Hungary Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Iceland Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
India Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further test on arrival for all travellers from the UK + 7 days quarantine for unvaccinated)
Indonesia Travel ban from the UK2 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (If entry is permitted, mandatory further tests on arrival & on Day 8)
Ireland Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Israel Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Test on arrival + further tests to shorten quarantine. Vaccinated arrivals can apply for early release)
Italy Yes PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals from UK must quarantine for 5 days + take a further test on Day 5)
Ivory Coast Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Jamaica Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required (Within the tourist corridor visitors movements are restricted)
Jan Mayen Yes (Access is only possible with special permission) No quarantine required
Japan Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Further tests on arrival for everyone)
Jersey Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (Unvaccinated arrivals must isolate until they can produce a negative test result)
Jordan Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival for all visitors)
Kazakhstan Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (7 days quarantine for UK arrivals regardless of vaccination status)
Kenya Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Kyrgyzstan Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Latvia Yes PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine but test to release on Day 7 is available)
Lebanon Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Further PCR test on arrival for all visitors)
Lesotho Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Libya Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Lithuania Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Those in quarantine must test again after 3 days + test to release is available on Day 7 to end quarantine)
Luxembourg Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Madagascar Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd mandatory test on arrival followed by short isolation awaiting results)
Madeira Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Malawi Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Malaysia Fully vaccinated only PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Access to destinations in Malaysia is difficult because everyone needs to spend at least a week in Langkawi first and take numerous tests before travel to the mainland is permitted)
Maldives Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (All tourist visitors are exempt from quarantine but restricted to their islands)
Mali Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Malta Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Mauritania Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Mauritius Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival. Vaccinated visitors must take a 3rd test on Day 5, unvaccinated subject to 14 days quarantine + multiple tests)
Mexico Yes No quarantine required
Moldova Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Monaco Fully vaccinated only (Also see entry requirements for France) Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Montenegro Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Morocco Fully vaccinated only (Flights to and from Morocco are once again suspended) Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. No quarantine required
Mozambique Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Namibia Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Nepal Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 10 days)
Netherlands Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (It is possible to end quarantine after a positive test on Day 5)
New Zealand Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Nicaragua Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Nigeria Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further test on Day 2 for all arrivals. Quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals who must re-test on Day 7)
North Macedonia Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
Northern Ireland Yes (Fully vaccinated exempt from quarantine from ROW countries) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Northern Mariana Islands Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (2nd test on arrival for everyone + short quarantine + further test on Day 5 for unvaccinated arrivals)
Norway Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (PCR or antigen test on arrival for everyone. Unvaccinated arrivals from the UK must quarantine with test to release on Day 3)
Oman Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Panama Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Short quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals from the UK followed by another test)
Peru Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Poland Yes PCR or Antigen test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Portugal Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Puerto Rico Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Qatar Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Romania Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals from the UK must quarantine. 2nd test after Day 10 to shorten quarantine)
Russia (Europe) Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd test on arrival for visitors from the UK)
Rwanda Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival followed by short period of isolation)
Saba Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further tests on Day 2 and day 5 for vaccinated arrivals. Unvaccinated must quarantine for 5 days)
San Marino Yes (See also entry requirements for Italy) PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Sao Tome & Principe Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Saudi Arabia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals subject to 5 days quarantine)
Scotland Yes (Fully vaccinated exempt from quarantine from ROW countries) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Senegal Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Serbia Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
Seychelles Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Sierra Leone Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Singapore Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Sint Eustatius Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Antigen test on arrival for everyone + 5 days of restrictions for vaccinated arrivals and 10 days quarantine for unvaccinated)
Sint Maarten Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Slovakia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test to release on Day 5 of quarantine is possible)
Slovenia Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required (Test to release on Day 5 of quarantine is possible)
Somalia Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
South Africa Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
South Korea Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Mandatory additional tests on arrival and during quarantine)
South Sudan Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test to release on Day 7 for those in quarantine)
Spain Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Sri Lanka Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test on arrival and during hotel quarantine for unvaccinated visitors)
St Lucia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals are restricted to certified tourist venues during 14 days of quarantine)
St Vincent & the Grenadines Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quaratine for 10 days)
Sudan Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Svalbard Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (PCR or antigen test on arrival for everyone. Unvaccinated arrivals from the UK must quarantine with test to release on Day 3)
Sweden Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Switzerland Fully vaccinated only PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Tajikistan Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Further test on arrival + isolate while awaiting results)
Tanzania Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for everyone from the UK)
Thailand Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (7 days of quarantine for vaccinated visitors except for those arriving in Phuket, Ko Samui, Ko Pha-ngan, and Ko Tao. 10 days of quarantine for unvaccinated arrivals)
Togo Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Further test on arrival + isolate while awaiting results)
Tunisia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Turkey Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. No quarantine required
UAE Yes (Visitors to Abu Dhabi are subject to a series of tests over 8 to 12 days) PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Uganda Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd test for all arrivals from the UK regardless of vaccination status)
UK Yes (Testing & quarantine rules vary by UK region & departure country) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Ukraine Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
USA Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required (2nd test 3-5 days after arrival recommended)
Uzbekistan Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Venezuela Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival)
Vietnam Travel ban from the UK2 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Wales Yes (Fully vaccinated exempt from quarantine from ROW countries) PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Testing rules vary by departure country & vaccine status)
Zambia Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Zimbabwe Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Further test on arrival for everyone + quarantine)
  • 2 = Non-resident foreign nationals are not permitted to land
  • 3 = Generally 14 days of self-isolation, but the number of days can vary

The current status on travel bans and entry restrictions in countries is collected and maintained by Weather2Travel.com from a range of travel and tourism websites including official government sources. We try to keep this as up to date as we can.

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