72 countries you can travel to without being vaccinated

As the Omicron wave dissipates, many countries around the world are easing their Covid travel restrictions in order to welcome tourists back.

Some still have strict rules for tourism, especially for those who are not currently fully vaccinatedand maybe require a Covid test before travelling. Here’s what you need to know about vaccine-free travel.

Main photo: Oia village in Santorini (Getty Images)

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Where can I travel without a vaccine?

If you’re not fully vaccinated, you still have plenty of options when it comes to vacation destinations. However, you may be required to take a Covid test prior to travel and/or upon arrival. A period of quarantine – either in accommodation of your choice or in a government facility – may also be mandatory. In some cases, you may be able to circumvent these additional requirements by showing proof of recent recovery from Covid or a medical exemption from getting vaccinated.

Macau Beach in the Dominican Republic (Alamy)

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Airplane traveler wearing mask due to Covid-19
Be sure to check the requirements at your destination before you fly (Getty Images)

Which countries allow unvaccinated travellers?

The countries below are open to unvaccinated travelers from the UK for tourism purposes. You do not need to be a resident or citizen, or have recently recovered from Covid. Very few countries require quarantine – unless of course you test positive for Covid on arrival – but check your destination’s requirements first to be sure. These restrictions can change at any time, so check carefully before you travel and make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance.

The port of Belize City, perfect for an unvaccinated vacation
Belize City Harbor (Alamy)
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Kazakh women in national costumes cook in the open air (Alamy)
Local children in Livingstone, Zambia
Local children in Livingstone, Zambia (Alamy)

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There are no Covid requirements for incoming travelers to the UK. The passenger locator form and testing for unvaccinated travelers was scrapped on March 18.

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