All the destinations UK travelers can visit without needing a Covid test or vaccine

There are a number of countries UK travelers can now visit without taking a Covid test before departure. But for thousands of holidaymakers, Spain is not on the list.

The nation quickly flip-flopped on earlier changes that indicated it had eased restrictions just in time for the Easter holiday. But, just hours after the announcement, travelers were informed that the information provided was incorrect due to a misinterpretation of the official state bulletin, reports the LiverpoolECHO.

All UK visitors aged 12 and over must still present proof of full vaccination or a certificate of recovery (dated less than 180 days previously). The only exception is for people between the ages of 12 and 17 (inclusive) who may show a negative result COVID test (PCR or similar) taken within 72 hours before arrival in Spain.

However, there are currently 21 countries UK citizens can travel to without needing to be fully vaccinated or tested before arrival. However, some of these places might not be on everyone’s list of resorts for an unforgettable vacation.

Here are the destinations open to visitors without having to prove they are vaccinated or have taken a test, according to the UK Foreign Office.


UK visitors do not need to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, proof of negative test or Irish Passenger Locator Form receipt. There are no post-arrival testing or quarantine requirements for travel to Ireland.

Anyone who develops symptoms of Covid-19 while in Ireland should follow HSE guidance regarding self-isolation and carrying out antigen or PCR tests where appropriate.


Since March 28, the obligation to quarantine on arrival in Poland has been lifted. There is also no longer any obligation to demonstrate vaccination status on arrival. A pre-departure test is no longer required for travelers from non-Schengen countries, including the UK.


From April 1, people traveling to Sweden from the UK or other non-EU/EEA countries will no longer be required to show a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.


There are no Covid-19 related requirements for testing or self-isolation when entering Denmark.


Most British citizens can enter without taking a test, with the country open to travelers regardless of their vaccination status. Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code it generates upon arrival.


Entry requirements for Norway are the same for all travellers, regardless of their Covid-19 vaccination status. It is not necessary to provide proof of vaccination status to enter Norway.


There are no travel restrictions related to Covid-19.


It is not necessary to provide vaccination status or a negative test result to enter Montenegro.


All Covid-19 restrictions on entry to Hungary have been lifted. The nation does not require proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of vaccination status.


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).


It is no longer necessary to provide proof of vaccination status to enter.


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 test result on arrival.

Madeira (Portugal)

It is recommended that UK citizens complete a passenger locator form before heading to Madeira and neighboring Porto Santo. Anyone traveling with children aged 11 and under must include their details on your form. There are no other entry requirements.


As of April 6, travelers arriving from the UK no longer need a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative test. All travelers are required to complete a Declaration of health (Declaracíon Jurada de Sanidad) online before the trip.

Costa Rica

Adults who are not fully vaccinated can visit Costa Rica without being tested as long as they have proof of travel insurance that covers accommodation and medical expenses in the event of contracting Covid-19. Anyone 18 years of age or younger, as well as fully vaccinated adults, can enter Costa Rica without compulsory insurance.

El Salvador

Most travelers can enter El Salvador without a negative test result and do not have to quarantine upon arrival. Visitors do not need to be vaccinated, however, travelers are advised to bring proof of vaccination as this may be required for entry to specific events and premises.

Saudi Arabia

It is not necessary to provide a vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test certificate to enter. All visitors must complete the Immunization Information Formand need a visa to enter or travel to Saudi Arabia.


All travelers, regardless of their vaccination status, are no longer required to perform PCR tests before departure and PCR tests upon arrival in Jordan. All travelers need a visa to enter or pass through Jordan as a visitor.

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Anyone traveling to Latvia from EU, EEA, Swiss or UK countries is not required to show proof of vaccination, take Covid-19 tests or self-isolate on arrival.


All Covid-19 entry requirements were lifted, both for Moldovans and foreign nationals, on March 22. The Border Police will allow people to cross the Ukrainian-Moldovan checkpoint with a national identity card or birth certificate.


All entry restrictions related to Covid-19 have been lifted. Negative Covid-19 PCR tests before and after arrival are no longer required. Contact the Mongolian Embassy in London for the most up-to-date advice on entry requirements and visas. Borders between China and Mongolia are closed except for cargo traffic.

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