All the destinations UK travelers can visit without the need for 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 vacationers, Spain is not on the list.

The nation has made a quick U-turn on earlier changes that indicated it had eased restrictions just in time for the Easter holidays. But, just hours after the announcement, travelers were told that the information provided was incorrect due to a misinterpretation of the official state gazette, LiverpoolECHO reports.

All visitors to the UK aged 12 and over are still required to show proof of being fully vaccinated or a certificate of recovery (dated no more than 180 days prior). The only exception is those between 12 and 17 years old (both included) who may give a negative result in a Covid test (PCR or similar) carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain.

However, there are currently 21 countries where UK citizens can visit without the need to be fully vaccinated or tested before arrival. However, some of these places may not be on everyone’s list of resorts for the vacation of a lifetime.

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


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

Anyone who develops symptoms of Covid-19 while in Ireland should follow HSE guidance regarding isolation and testing for antigen or PCR, as appropriate.


Since March 28, the obligation to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Poland has been lifted. There is also no requirement to prove vaccination status on arrival. A pre-departure test is no longer required for travelers arriving from non-Schengen countries, which includes the UK.


As of April 1, people traveling to Sweden from the UK or other countries outside the EU/EEA will no longer need to present a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.


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


Most UK citizens can enter without being tested, and the country is open to travelers regardless of vaccination status. Travelers must complete a health declaration form and scan the QR code it generates upon arrival.


Entry requirements for Norway are the same for all travelers, regardless of 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 to enter Hungary have been lifted. The nation does not require any proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter the country, regardless of vaccination status.


All restrictions related to Covid-19 ceased on March 9. There is no longer a requirement to quarantine, test before entering Romania, or fill out the PLF (Passenger Locator Form).


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


British citizens 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)

UK citizens are recommended to complete a passenger locator form before traveling to Madeira and neighboring Porto Santo. Anyone traveling with children under the age of 11 must include their details on the form. There are no other requirements to enter.


As of April 6, travelers arriving from the UK are no longer required to have a Covid-19 vaccination certificate or a negative test. All travelers must complete a Declaration of Health (Declaración Jurada de Sanidad) online before traveling.

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 lodging and medical expenses in the event of contracting Covid-19. Anyone under the age of 18, along with fully vaccinated adults, can enter Costa Rica without mandatory insurance.

The Savior

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 to enter specific events and venues.

Saudi Arabia

It is not necessary to present a negative vaccination or PCR certificate or an antigen test certificate to enter. All visitors must complete the Registration Immunization Information Form and require a visa to enter or travel through Saudi Arabia.


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

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Anyone traveling to Latvia from the EU, EEA countries, Switzerland or the UK is not required to show proof of vaccination, be tested for Covid-19 or self-isolate upon arrival.


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


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

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