26 countries where Covid travel restrictions remain in place, including Spain and the United States

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With October mid-term approaching and the festive period approaching, many Britons may be planning a getaway to sunnier climes throughout autumn and winter.

But while everything covid restrictions have been removed in the UK, it is important to remember that many other countries still have rules in place for arriving travellers. Not familiarizing yourself with these regulations before going abroad could potentially ruin your vacation if you don’t have the right papers.

Spain is one of the few countries in Europe to continue to require travelers to be completely bitten or take a Covid test, The mirror reports . In the meantime, you’ll need the NHS Covid pass if you’re going on a trip to the US, and several Asian countries have strict measures in place as well.

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Here are 26 countries that still have Covid restrictions in place, and what each requires of travellers. It should be noted that while these restrictions are correct at the time of writing, the rules can change quickly – always check the latest Foreign Office advice for a destination before you book or travel.

The Bahamas: Two doses of the vaccine or a negative PCR test, taken within three days of arrival, are required. Separate rules apply for children of different ages, so check the government website before travelling.



Some countries where restrictions are still in place require visitors to take a PCR or antigen test upon arrival

Bermuda: PCR or antigen taken within 48 hours of arrival and valid health insurance are required.

China: China remains one of the strictest in terms of Covid rules. Once you have obtained a visa, you must complete a health declaration certificate, pass two PCRs, be Covid-free for 14 days before travel, pass a PCR test on arrival, then quarantine for seven days .

The Cook Islands: Two doses of vaccine are required, with unvaccinated travelers only permitted in exceptional circumstances, unless they are under 16 years of age.

Cuba: Visitors are randomly tested upon arrival, and those who test positive will be placed in a quarantine facility for 14 days at their own expense.

Ecuador: All passengers must complete a health declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details. If you have Covid symptoms when you arrive, you may need to take a rapid antigen test. If the result is positive, you will be asked to self-isolate for seven days.

Fiji: Two doses of the Covid vaccine are needed, with unvaccinated travelers only allowed to enter the country in exceptional circumstances.



In many of these places, travelers must present proof that they are fully vaccinated
In many of these places, travelers must present proof that they are fully vaccinated

Hong Kong: All visitors must show they are vaccinated and have two negative tests – a PCR and an antigen. Once in the country, for three days, you must self-monitor your coronavirus status while avoiding being in crowded public places such as bars and restaurants – previous hotel quarantine requirements have been dropped.

Indonesia: Fully vaccinated travelers must upload proof to a national app and can have their temperature checked at the border. Those found to have the virus may have to self-quarantine at their own expense, while those not vaccinated will be tested and also quarantined if positive.

Japan: Tourists not taking part in guided tours are allowed to enter the country from October 11, although you must be triple pricked. If you have only been vaccinated twice, you must present a negative PCR test within 72 hours of your flight departure.

Kenya: Any visitor over the age of 12 must be fully vaccinated or present a negative PCR result, taken within 72 hours of arrival.

Burma: Trapped passengers will need to present proof that they are fully vaccinated, while non-vaccinated passengers are asked to present proof of a negative PCR test result, taken no later than 48 hours before arrival. You will also need to complete a health declaration form before arrival, as well as take a rapid antigen test upon arrival at the airport and take out health insurance. Different rules apply for children, so check the government website before travelling.

Nepal: Those who are not fully vaccinated must present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours of arrival.



Spain is one of the only countries in Europe where Covid rules remain in place for visitors
Spain is one of the only countries in Europe where Covid rules remain in place for visitors

Papua New Guinea: Those over 18 must be fully vaccinated.

Rapa Nui (Easter Island): All visitors must be fully stung or be able to show a negative PCR test taken within 24 hours of departure. If you are not vaccinated, you will also need to take a PCR test within three days of your arrival.

Seychelles : Visitors must be fully stung, or pass two PCR tests within three days of entering the country, or pass an antigen test within a day of arriving. Different rules apply for children of different ages, so check the government website before travelling.

Singapore: Singapore requires those entering to show proof of a double prick or a negative PCR or antigen test, taken within two days of arrival. Unvaccinated travelers can enter the country since August 29, but they must have all-risk insurance to cover their quarantine period. Visitors will receive a rapid antigen test upon arrival and must quarantine for seven days.

Spain: If you received the second vaccine 270 days or more ago, you will need a booster to enter the country. If you are not vaccinated, you must have a negative Covid test – either a PCR carried out within 72 hours of departure or an antigen test carried out within 24 hours of departure – to be allowed to enter Spain. These regulations will remain in effect until at least mid-November.

Saint-Martin : Fully stung people can enter without being tested, while those who are not vaccinated must show a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, or an antigen the day before.

Taiwan: Pre-travel and post-arrival testing has now been removed. However, all international visitors must quarantine for three days and then spend another four monitoring their symptoms. These requirements will be removed from October 13.

Thailand: Holidaymakers must present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival or proof of vaccination.

Tunisia: A PCR test within two days of entry or an antigen within the day is required for those who are not fully vaccinated. Everyone can be randomly tested, with people with HIV having to self-isolate in their own accommodation for five days.

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Travelers must show proof of double vaccination, PCR test result taken within 48 hours of flight time, or proof of recovery from Covid-19 within 30 days of arrival.

UNITED STATES: There are no longer requirements to get tested before entering the United States, but you must show that you are bitten if you are over 18. The UK’s NHS Covid Pass, showing two or more strokes, is accepted as evidence.

Venezuela: You must be fully vaccinated or pass a PCR test within 72 hours of entry to enter.

Zambia: You must present proof of full vaccination or a PCR test result taken within 72 hours of departure. Your temperature may be taken on arrival and you may be told to self-isolate in your own accommodation if you test positive then. All passengers are required to complete a health declaration form with their itinerary and local contact details.

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