Now that vaccines and boosters are being rolled out across the world, some countries no longer require proof of a negative Covid-19 result upon arrival at their destination.

The UK has also removed the requirement for pre-departure testing.

Here, we list the countries that are free from restrictions for fully vaccinated people travelling from the UK. Note that proof of full vaccination is required for entry. Countries may include the need for a booster shot are marked by an asterisk – see our feature ‘Which countries require a Covid-19 booster jab?’

  • Abu Dhabi (but a free-of-charge PCR test on arrival)
  • Albania
  • Antigua
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia (PCR test required if travelling by cruise)
  • Costa Rica
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Dubai
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Estonia
  • El Salvador (vaccination proof may not be required)
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Georgia (tests required if travelling by land or sea)
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia (from May 1)
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius (but mandatory arrival test)
  • Mexico
  • Montenegro
  • Madeira
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Lucia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Nevertheless, with the arrival of new variants, many countries require travellers to show proof of a negative Covid-19 result (PCR or antigen/rapid lateral flow) either before departure or upon arrival in a bid to prevent further outbreaks of the virus. The situation is ever-changing so keep updated via the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

For details on airports offering Covid-19 tests, see our round-up here, and discounted Covid-19 tests here.