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
Albania Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Algarve Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
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 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
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 (Austria has temporarily closed its borders to all tourists until at least the middle of December 2021) PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals who cannot prove recovery from Covid must quarantine. Test to release on Day 5 is available.)
Azores Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Bahamas Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Rapid Antigen test on Day 5 for all unvaccinated arrivals)
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 and take a PCR on Day 5 to release)
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
Bermuda Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd PCR test on arrival for everyone. Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine for 14 days. Vaccinated arrivals must isolate while awaiting results of test on arrival + re-test on Day 4 and Day 10)
Bolivia Yes PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
Bonaire Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (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)
Brazil Yes (Direct flights from the UK to Brazil are expected to resume in December 2021) PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
British Virgin Islands Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. 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 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
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)
Canada Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Random additional test on arrival may be required)
Canary Islands Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Cape Verde Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
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
Costa Rica Yes No quarantine required
Croatia Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Cuba Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Curacao Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (Mandatory Antigen test for all arrivals on Day 3)
Cyprus Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (2nd PCR test on arrival for all unvaccinated visitors who after Day 7 need to be tested every 3 days for access to most hospitality venues)
Czech Republic Fully vaccinated only PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (2nd test after 5-7 days for unvaccinated arrivals if granted permission to enter)
Denmark Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (10 days of quarantine for all unvaccinated visitors. Test to release on Day 4 is available)
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
Ecuador Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Egypt Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
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)
Faroe Islands Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. 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 test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test after 7 days of quarantine if permitted to enter and not vaccinated)
Gambia Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for all unvaccinated visitors from UK)
Germany Fully vaccinated only PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3
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 or fully vaccinated. 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
Hong Kong Travel ban from the UK2 Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (All arrivals must quarantine in a government 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 Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (If entry is permitted, mandatory further tests on arrival & on Day 8)
Ireland Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. 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)
Jamaica Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required (Within the tourist corridor visitors movements are restricted)
Japan Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further tests on arrival for everyone)
Jersey Yes PCR test, fully vaccinated or proof of recovery from Covid-19. 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 unvaccinated visitors)
Kenya Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Latvia Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Unvaccinated arrivals must quarantine but test to release on Day 7 is available)
Lithuania Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Test to release on Day 7 for those who are required to quarantine)
Luxembourg Fully vaccinated only 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
Malaysia Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3
Maldives Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (All visitors are exempt from quarantine but restricted to their islands)
Malta Fully vaccinated only 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
Monaco Fully vaccinated only (Also see entry requirements for France) Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Morocco Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. No quarantine required (Rapid antigen test on arrival for everyone)
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 arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (For unvaccinated travellers who are permitted to enter 2nd test on Day 5 to end quarantine)
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
Norway Yes PCR or Antigen test or fully vaccinated. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (All 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
Peru Yes PCR test or fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Poland Yes Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (2nd test after Day 7 to exit quarantine)
Portugal Yes PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required
Puerto Rico Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. No quarantine required
Romania Yes 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
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
Singapore Travel ban from the UK2 PCR or NAAT test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Mandatory 2nd test on arrival for everyone)
Slovakia Fully vaccinated only 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)
South Africa Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
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)
Sweden Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated. No quarantine required
Switzerland Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals3 (Arrivals from the UK must quarantine)
Tanzania Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required (2nd rapid test on arrival for everyone from the UK)
Thailand Yes Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. Quarantine for UK arrivals (excl. fully vaccinated)3 (Further test on arrival for vaccinated travellers, 10 days of quarantine for unvaccinated)
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 on landing for all arrivals from the UK regardless of vaccination status)
USA Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR or Antigen test. No quarantine required (2nd test 3-5 days after arrival recommended)
Vietnam Fully vaccinated only Fully vaccinated only + PCR test. No quarantine required
Zambia Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
Zimbabwe Yes PCR or NAAT test. No quarantine required
  • 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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