COVID-19 has changed our way of life and impacted our ability to travel. While many countries are allowing only vaccinated travellers to enter their borders, there are a handful of countries that still open their doors to unvaccinated visitors.
According to Times of India, non-vaccinated travellers are certainly not deprived of choice when it comes to where they can travel to for holidays.
Here is a list of countries that permit entry to visitors who are not vaccinated. There are, however, certain requirements in place for non-vaccinated visitors. We advise that travellers check the guidelines of their destination country regularly before planning any international trips.
List of countries allowing unvaccinated travellers
Those who are not vaccinated can travel to Croatia with proof of either a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been taken within 72 hours or their arrival, or an antigen test that has been taken within 48 hours of arrival.
Travellers can even enter with a doctor’s certificate which proves that they have recovered, following a positive test result, between 11 and 180 days prior to travelling to Croatia.
The government of Greece has clarified, “Entry of tourists in Greece is not subject to vaccination. Presenting a vaccination certificate greatly facilitates the procedures upon arrival. However, in no case is a vaccination or antibodies certificate considered a passport.”
Anyone wishing to visit Greece, will be required to fill in the Passenger Locator Form no later than the day before arrival. As per the reports, the form will have detailed information regarding passengers’ departure location, and also the duration of previous stays in other countries.
All travellers will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result that has been obtained within 72 hours of arrival in Greece.
Portugal is open to visitors who are unvaccinated, as long as they are able to prove that they are not infected with the virus when they enter the country.
As per reports, travellers will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test that has been taken within 72 of arrival, or 48 hours if they have taken the antigen test.
Travellers will also have to submit a traveller questionnaire before departure. Take note that your airline may deny boarding if you fail to show relevant documents, so it is essential to check with your airline before you travel.
While being vaccinated is the most convenient way to visit Turkey, unvaccinated travellers can also enter the country if following specific rules.
Travellers must be able to show proof of a negative PCR test that has been taken 72 hours prior to their arrival, or that they have undergone rapid antigen test within 48 hours of their arrival.
Travellers can also show proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months to visit Turkey. Furthermore, visitors will be required to show an online form, completed 72 hours before travel, and might be subjected to a medical screening.
Mexico is also open to all kinds of travellers. The country has kept its borders open pretty much all the way through the pandemic. Reports state that there is currently no requirement for visitors to provide a negative PCR test or quarantine on arrival.
Travellers will be required to complete a health form beforehand, and present a QR code from the form when entering the country. Also note that resorts will require guests to fill in a health questionnaire on arrival.
Unvaccinated travellers can enter Costa Rica, but once in the country local regulations might make the trip somewhat more challenging for individuals who are not vaccinated.
Unlike most countries, unvaccinated travellers will not be required to present a COVID-19 test to enter Costa Rica. However, visitors will have to purchase special health travel insurance and attach it to a Health Pass.
All visitors are required to provide a negative PCR test on arrival in the Maldives. The certificate must have been issued no more than 96 hours before departure.
While fully vaccinated visitors will not have to undergo quarantine, those who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter but will have to self-isolate for 14 days and take an exit test before leaving quarantine.