This article was last updated on September 9, 2021.

Albania

Commercial flights returned to Albania on June 15, and the country is now open to all foreign travel. According to the U.S. Embassy, tourists must submit a vaccination passport where the date of full vaccination is no later than two weeks from the date of entry. Additionally, visitors must have a negative PCR test within 72 hours or a rapid antigen test within 48 hours. Alternatively, visitors may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 6 months preceding travel.

During the day, Albania’s restaurants will have a daily curfew from 11:00 pm to 6:00 am, until further notice. As of September 1, there is a country-wide curfew, restricting movement between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., which will remain in place indefinitely. Wearing a mask indoors is mandatory for any individual 11 years old and above, wearing a mask outdoors is also mandatory when social distancing is not possible.

Andorra

Foreigners interested in traveling to Andorra must cross its borders via one of its neighboring countries, either France or Spain. This means travelers will be subject to both Andorra travel requirements as well as those of either France or Spain.

In order to enter the country, Andorra requires travelers to present any of the following documents: proof of vaccination, a negative COVID test taken within the 72 hours prior to arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery.

Restaurants and businesses across Andorra are open, but many have mask mandates and social distancing requirements. While tourists should, as always, double check the guidelines of any anticipated tourist attraction, most locations should be operating and welcoming guests.

Armenia

Travel to Armenia is open to tourists from all countries, provided they can show either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test no older than 72 hours. If travelers have neither of these documents, they will be required to submit to testing upon arrival and quarantine until a negative result returns.

While some non-essential businesses remain closed, most have reopened, hosting guests while maintaining social distancing precautions. The country lifted its outdoor mask mandate in June, but indoor public places continue to require them.

Austria

The borders of Austria are open only to travelers from countries that the government has deemed a “low epidemiological risk.” The government has a continuously updated list of countries considered low risk available here. As of the August 16 update, Austria classifies the United States as low risk. Travelers should take care to find direct flights, as layovers in prohibited countries can disqualify them from entry.

Both the Austrian government and its businesses follow the “3G Rule,” a term short for the German geimpft, getestet, genesen, meaning “vaccinated, tested, recovered.” Travelers may enter the country if they provide any of the three elements of the 3G rule: proof of full COVID vaccination, a negative test taken 72 or fewer hours before of arrival, or a medical certificate of COVID recovery within the past six months.

The 3G Rule applies to most businesses, as well, with many restaurants and tourist attractions requesting documentation in order to enter an establishment.

Azerbaijan

Travel to Azerbaijan is currently open to a very limited number of countries, and only via Azerbaijan Airlines. The updating list of permitted countries of origin is available here. As of August 27, the United States is considered a permitted country.

For those arriving from an approved country, a negative test is required for all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Travelers 18 or older must, in addition to the negative test, have a “COVID Passport” or proof of vaccination.

As of May 31, outdoor masks are no longer required, but indoor masks are still required across the country. While many restaurants, businesses, and tourist attractions have reopened their doors, most operate with severely limited hours and capacity.

Belarus

The borders of Belarus have reopened, but only partially. With very few exceptions, all travelers must exclusively enter through the Minsk National Airport, since almost all land border crossings are prohibited.

Although Belarus has opened its borders to foreigners, including U.S. travelers, the U.S. Department of State issued a Do Not Travel ordinance that, once finalized, prohibits the sale of airline tickets destined for Belarus to all U.S. residents. This safety measure is due to both Belarus’s COVID-19 ordinances and political actions of the country.

To non-U.S. travelers interested in crossing the border, Belarus currently requires all travelers to provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Vaccinated travelers have no additional requirements, while the unvaccinated must also quarantine for a week after arrival.

Restaurants, businesses, and transportation are all open in Belarus, with mask mandates and social distancing guidelines dependent on local ordinances.

Belgium

Belgium categorizes countries into red, orange, and green zones, with entry requirements dependent on a traveler’s country of origin. Travelers who have spent the past 14 days in either a green or an orange zone do not need to provide a negative test, while travelers coming from a red zone must provide proof of vaccination, a medical recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test from within 72 hours prior to arrival. If documents are not provided, travelers will be forced to quarantine.

Belgium’s updating list of country zone classifications is available here. As of September 2, U.S. residents may travel to Belgium if they can present a valid vaccination certificate. Travelers from the United States who cannot present a valid vaccination certificate will not be permitted to travel to Belgium.

The country’s shops, restaurants, and bars are all open, but they are operating under strict guidelines. Masks are required in all public spaces for those 13 and older.

Bosnia And Herzegovina

Travel to Bosnia and Herzegovina is permitted to all foreigners, so long as a traveler can provide one of three document options: a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours prior to arrival (48 hours if coming from Europe), a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, or a doctor’s certificate of COVID-19 recovery.

The country’s public attractions and restaurants are open and operating, but follow all rules concerning mask-wearing, social distancing, and gathering capacity limitations. Exact guidelines are dependent on local ordinances.

Bulgaria

Bulgaria is open to travelers from green and orange zones, but fully restricted to those in red zones. In order to enter the country, travelers from a green or orange zone must present proof of vaccination, a recent negative test, or recent proof of recovery. A 10-day quarantine is required for those who do not present any of the three possible certificates upon entry.

Bulgaria’s updating list of country classifications is available here. As of September 1, the United States is classified as a red zone, and those travelers are prohibited from entering.

Masks are required at all indoor public places, as well as outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible. All of Bulgaria’s famous attractions, including its beaches, cathedrals, and monuments, are open but operate with social distancing and mask mandates.

Croatia

Travel to Croatia is open to everyone, regardless of their country of origin. In order to enter the country, one of three documents is required: a negative COVID-19 test from within 72 hours of arrival, a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination completion, or a medical certificate of recent COVID-19 recovery.

Croatia’s restaurants, shops, and beautiful national parks are all open and operating, but most businesses have a capacity limitation. Masks are required at all indoor public places and any outdoor public spaces where social distancing is not possible.

Cyprus

Cyprus classifies all countries as green, orange, and red, and entrance requirements vary depending on a traveler’s country of origin. Prior to arrival, all travelers must fill out a Cyprus Flight Pass.

Vaccinated travelers, regardless of country of origin, can provide proof of vaccination as an entry document. Unvaccinated travelers from orange and red zones must provide a negative taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, and travelers from red countries must additionally submit to a second test upon arrival. A regularly updated list of permitted travelers is available here. As of August 27, the United States is classified as a red zone.

Many institutions in Cyprus require a SafePass — a document proving an individual’s vaccination or recent negative test — in order to enter institutions that hold more than twenty people. For tourists, a Cyprus Flight Pass can function in place of a SafePass, and allow entrance into the restaurants, shops, and museums across the country.

Czechia

For all travelers interested in entering Czechia, proof of vaccination or a medical certificate proving recent recovery will grant access to the country. For unvaccinated travelers, those from low- and medium-risk countries must provide a negative test, either before or after arrival. Any unvaccinated travelers arriving from countries classified as high or very high risk must provide a negative test, quarantine, and then pass a second test.

A regularly updated list of country classifications is available here. As of August 27, the United States is classified as a very high risk country.

Across the country, museums, hotels, and public venues require either a recent negative COVID test or a proof of vaccination in order to enter. While not common for all businesses, other types of establishments may also ask the same. Mask mandates and social distancing guidelines are present throughout Czechia.

Denmark

Denmark organizes all countries into four categories: red, orange, yellow, and green. Vaccinated travelers from green, yellow, and orange countries are only required to show proof of vaccination in order to enter the country. Unvaccinated travelers from green and yellow countries are required to pass a COVID test.

Unvaccinated travelers from orange countries, as well as both vaccinated and unvaccinated passengers from red countries, are currently prevented from entering the country for leisure and tourism purposes.

A regularly updated list of country classifications is available here. As of the September 5 update, the United States is classified as an orange country.

Denmark’s restaurants, shops, and tourist attractions are open, welcoming tourists and locals alike. Mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations are dependent on local ordinances and business requirements.

Estonia

The borders of Estonia are open to all vaccinated travelers, regardless of their country of origin, with no additional testing or quarantining requirements. Unvaccinated travelers may also enter the country, but they will have to provide a negative COVID test and quarantine for 10 days. Additional testing can cut quarantine down to only six days.

Prior to entering Estonia, all travelers are required to fill out a declaration of health.

Estonia’s restaurants, shops, museums, and tourist attractions are all open, but most require a Digital COVID Certificate upon entry, which assures an institution that someone is fully vaccinated.

Finland

Finland has a complex series of rules for crossing the border, depending on a traveler’s country of origin, but the rule across the board is that any fully vaccinated traveler is allowed to enter the country. Regardless of home country, a traveler will only need to provide proof of vaccination in order to enter Finland.

If an unvaccinated traveler is coming from the EU and Schengen countries, or an area with “normal cross-border traffic,” they are still able to travel to Finland. Meanwhile, unvaccinated travelers from all other countries — including the United States — are banned from entering the country for anything other than essential travel. A full breakdown of country-by-country restrictions is available on the Finnish Border Guard website.

France

The borders of France are open to all vaccinated travelers. Requirements to enter include both proof of full vaccination and a sworn declaration stating the traveler has no symptoms and has not been in contact with a confirmed case in the past two weeks.

France keeps an updating list of green, orange, and red countries, and unvaccinated travelers can only enter the country for leisure and travel purposes if coming from a country in the green zone. Requirements for entry include either a recent negative COVID test or a medical certificate of recent recovery. Unvaccinated travelers from orange and red zones are banned from entry unless they have “pressing ground to travel.”

An updating list of country classifications is available here. As of the August 11 update, the United States is considered a “green” country.

France’s iconic tourist landmarks, including its restaurants, shops, museums, and cafés, are all open, but most require a French Health Pass upon entry, which assures an institution that someone is fully vaccinated. Other forms of proof of vaccination, while acceptable for entering the country, will often not suffice for entering French institutions.

Georgia

Vaccinated travelers from all countries can enter Georgia, so long as they provide proof of their vaccination. If entering the country via a land border, a vaccinated traveler will also need to provide a recent negative COVID test.

Unvaccinated travelers may enter Georgia only if coming from one of the areas on Georgia’s updating list of approved countries, available here. These travelers must provide a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of arrival. On the third day of their stay, they will then be asked to take another test.

Unvaccinated travelers from any unapproved country may only enter for essential reasons. As of August 27, the United States is an approved country.

Georgia’s businesses and restaurants are open, but the country has implemented mask mandates, banned large social gatherings and events, and closed restaurants from 11 p.m. to 5 am. The government has also restricted public transportation and closed nightclubs and campgrounds.

Germany

Germany is open to all travelers able to provide proof of vaccination, a medical recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test. Any unvaccinated travelers from “high-risk” countries will have to quarantine for ten days, while travelers coming from a “virus-variant area,” regardless of vaccination status, must quarantine for 14 days after arrival.

A continuously updated list of country classifications is available here. As of the August 27 update, the United States is considered a “high-risk” country.

Greece

The borders of Greece are still partially closed, open only to those coming from approved countries of origin. In order to enter the country, travelers must provide proof of vaccination, a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery. All passengers, regardless of which documents they provide, are subject to additional randomized health screenings.

A continuously updated list of Greece’s permitted countries is available here. As of August 27, the United States is an approved country.

Popular tourist attractions are open, but operate with capacity limitations, while restaurants, cafés, and nightclubs require proof of vaccination or medical recovery certificates at entry. The country continues to require masks in all indoor public areas, but not at uncrowded outdoor events.

Hungary

Unfortunately, the borders to Hungary remain almost entirely closed off. According to the U.S. Embassy in Hungary, “as a general rule, only Hungarian citizens and their relatives can enter Hungary.”

For a comprehensive list of the few exceptions to this rule, trips that would be classified as essential travel can be found here. These border restrictions will remain in place indefinitely until rescinded by the Hungarian government.

Iceland

Travel to Iceland is open to everyone, regardless of country of origin, with entrance requirements dependent on vaccination status. Every traveler, regardless of vaccination status, is required to also provide a negative COVID test no more than 72 hours old. Failure to provide a negative test results in fines and denial of entry.

An unvaccinated traveler must provide the negative test, then undergo a five-day quarantine and additional testing. If travelers can provide either proof of vaccination or a medical recovery certificate, they will not have to quarantine.

Shops, restaurants, and museums are open, but they operate under mask mandates, social distancing rules, and capacity limits.

Ireland

Travel to Ireland is open to all foreigners. Those entering the country must provide one of three document options: a COVID-19 vaccination certificate, a doctor’s certificate of COVID-19 recovery, or a negative COVID-19 test no older than 72 hours. If a passenger chooses the final option, in addition to providing the test, they will also have to quarantine for 14 days. Additional testing can cut quarantine down to only five days.

Ireland maintains a regularly updated list of high-risk countries, available here. Travelers from any of these countries are required to undergo a full 14-day hotel-based quarantine. As of the August 28 update, the United States is not included on that list.

Irish restaurants, shops, museums, and other tourist attractions are open but are subject to mask mandates, social distancing rules, and capacity limits.

Italy

Italy has a variety of requirements for crossing the border, depending on a traveler’s country of origin. Countries classified on Lists A and B face no entry requirements. Those on List C must provide one of three documents: proof of complete vaccination, a negative COVID test from within 48 hours of arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery. Travelers from List D must provide a negative COVID test, followed by five days of quarantine and a follow-up test.

Travelers from List E are not permitted to enter the country for anything other than essential travel. All travelers should take care to find direct flights, as layovers in List E’s prohibited countries can disqualify them from entrance.

A continuously updating list of country classifications is available here. As of September 1, the United States is categorized under List D.

In August, Italy implemented a Green Pass system, meaning a certificate is required to enter most establishments, such as restaurants, museums, and public events. In most cases, tourists can simply provide their own vaccination or negative test documents in order to enter a business.

Kazakhstan

As of now, the borders to Kazakhstan remain almost entirely closed off. For a comprehensive list of the few exceptions to this rule, trips that would be classified as essential travel can be found here. These restrictions will remain in place indefinitely until rescinded by the Kazakhstan government.

Kosovo

While Kosovo’s borders are open for travelers, international flights to and from the country remain limited. Travelers should be aware that many countries will not offer direct flights to Kosovo.

In order to enter the country, tourists need one of three documents: proof of vaccination, a recent negative COVID test, or a medical certificate of recovery.

Kosovo currently has a country-wide curfew in place, restricting movement from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. All restaurant dining closes at 9:30 p.m. Wearing a mask is required in almost all public settings, with few exceptions. Other social distancing and capacity limitations are in place throughout businesses.

Latvia

Travel to Latvia is open to travelers from a select list of countries. Latvia welcomes individuals from the EU, EEA, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and an updating list of countries, available here, considered “low risk.” Tourism from any other country is not allowed. As of the August 27 update, the United States does not appear on the list of approved countries.

In order to enter Latvia, vaccinated travelers must provide a digital EU certificate or proof of vaccination issued in the EU, the EEA countries, Switzerland, or the UK. Unvaccinated travelers must provide a recent negative test, followed by a second test upon arrival, and then quarantine for ten days.

Restaurants and businesses in Latvia are open, but they operate under social distancing and capacity limitations. Mask mandates are dependent on local ordinances and business requirements.

Liechtenstein

A traveler’s ability to enter Liechtenstein is dependent on the regulations of its neighboring country, Switzerland. Entry requirements and regulations are the same for both.

All countries are classified as those with a variant of concern, and those without. A list of country classifications is available here. As of August 27, the United States is not classified as a country with a variant of concern.

Travelers entering from a country without a variant of concern can provide proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery, or a recent negative test. There are no quarantine requirements. Travelers entering from a country with a variant of concern must provide either proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of recovery. If a traveler cannot do either, they will have to provide a negative test and potentially quarantine.

Restaurants, businesses, and transportation are all open in Liechtenstein, with mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations dependent on businesses and local ordinances.

Lithuania

Travel to Lithuania is open to all countries, but requirements vary depending on a traveler’s country of origin. All travelers are required to fill out a questionnaire prior to arrival. Additionally, all tourists must provide one of three documents: proof of complete vaccination, a negative COVID test no older than 48 hours, or a medical certificate of recovery.

Tourists from “green” countries have no additional requirements, while those from “yellow” countries must take an additional test three to five days after arrival. Travelers from “red” countries, if they cannot provide proof of vaccination, must quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

An updating list of country classifications is available here. As of August 27, the United States is considered a “red” country.

Lithuania has a mask mandate requiring face coverings in all indoor public spaces. While restaurants, shops, and museums are open, most are operating under stricter capacity limitations and safety mandates.

Luxembourg

The borders of Luxembourg are open only to travelers from the EU and a list of approved countries, available here. As of August 27, the United States is considered an approved country.

Tourists must provide one of three documents upon entry: proof of complete vaccination, a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery.

Restaurants are open until 1 a.m. Masks remain mandatory in most public spaces, with exceptions for markets and shopping centers.

Malta

Travel to Malta is open only to vaccinated travelers from a select list of countries. Unlike many countries, a recent negative test is not sufficient documentation for entry into the country. If a traveler arrives without sufficient proof of vaccination, they will be required to quarantine for two weeks.

Most shops, museums, and tourist attractions across Malta are open, but mass gatherings remain banned indefinitely. Restaurants are permitted to stay open until 2 a.m. Masks are required across the country in all public places, including outdoor locations. However, individuals with vaccination certificates are allowed to remove their masks when outdoors with no more than two people.

Moldova

Travel to Moldova is open to tourists from all countries, provided they can show proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery, or a negative COVID test taken 72 hours or fewer before arrival. If a traveler has none of these documents, they will be required to quarantine for two weeks.

While some non-essential businesses remain closed, most have reopened, hosting guests so long as they maintain social distancing precautions. The country has a mask mandate for all indoor public places, while some local ordinances have an additional mask requirement for outdoor events.

Monaco

All tourists are welcome to visit Monaco, provided that they can show either proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of recovery. Travelers from “green zones” may opt to present a recent negative COVID test instead. Tourists from either the “orange zone” or the “red zone” are not permitted to use a negative test as an entry document, and can instead only use the vaccine or recovery certificate. A regularly updated list of country classifications is available here. As of the August 17 update, the United States is considered a “green zone.”

While Monaco’s mask mandates and social distancing measures vary by establishment, all restaurants, businesses, and tourist attractions are open, welcoming both tourists and locals. A breakdown of rules by establishment is available here.

Montenegro

Travel to Montenegro is open to tourists from all countries, provided they can show proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery, or a negative COVID test taken no longer than 72 hours before arrival. If a traveler has none of these documents, they will be required to quarantine for two weeks.

While some non-essential businesses remain closed, most have reopened, hosting guests so long as they maintain social distancing precautions. Many restaurants, museums, and other businesses require some proof of vaccination, a recent negative test, or a medical certificate of recovery in order to enter the establishment. The country lifted its outdoor mask mandate in May, but indoor public places continue to require them.

Netherlands

The borders of the Netherlands are partially open, welcoming tourists from the EU/Schengen area, as well as other countries, deemed safe. A list of countries considered safe is available here. As of September 4, the United States will be designated a high-risk area. Travelers from the United States will only be able to enter if they are fully vaccinated or fall under one of the exemption categories for The EU entry ban. Visitors must also quarantine for 10 days. As of September 6, they must also show a negative test result.

While masks remain mandatory on public transit, all other businesses enforce their own mask-wearing policies. Establishments may require some form of documentation in order to enter a building, such as a COVID certificate or proof of vaccination.

North Macedonia

Travel to North Macedonia is permitted to all foreigners, so long as a traveler can provide one of three document options: a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, a vaccination certificate, or a doctor’s certificate of recovery.

On June 16, Macedonia lifted its country-wide curfew. Masks are still required in all indoor public spaces, as well as any outdoor events where social distancing is not possible. Restaurants, museums, and tourist attractions are all open but operate under social distancing guidelines and capacity limitations.

Norway

Non-essential travel to Norway is banned for most countries. As of now, only residents from the EU, EEA, Schengen area, or the United Kingdom are permitted to enter the country for tourism. A regularly updated list of these permitted countries of origin is available here. In order to enter the country, individuals must present proof of vaccination or an EU certificate.

Currently, residents of the United States are not permitted to enter Norway, with limited exceptions. As of September 12, only residents of the United States with these specific relationships to a Norwegian resident will be permitted to enter Norway.

While some non-essential businesses remain closed, most have reopened, hosting guests so long as they follow safety measures. Mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations depend on businesses and local ordinances.

Poland

The borders of Poland are partially open, welcoming tourists from EU and Schengen countries, as well as other countries deemed safe. In order to enter the country, tourists must provide proof of vaccine, a medical certificate of recovery, or a recent negative COVID test. If unvaccinated, travelers arriving from non-EU or non-Schengen countries must quarantine for two weeks. Additional testing can cut quarantine down to only seven days.

A list of approved countries is available here. As of August 27, the United States is considered an approved country.

Masks are required in all indoor public locations. Restaurants and hotels are open but are required to maintain less than 50 percent capacity. Museums, parks, and tourist attractions are open, operating with social distancing and other health safety measures.

Portugal

Travel to Portugal is open to most foreigners, so long as they can provide either an EU Digital Vaccination Certificate or a recent negative COVID test. All travelers must also fill out a SEF Registration Form prior to entry. A regularly updated list of permitted countries of origin is available here. As of the August 31 update, the United States is an approved country.

Masks are required in indoor public spaces, as well as any outdoor events where social distancing is not possible. All hotels, guesthouses, and private rentals will require either an EU Digital Vaccination Certificate or a negative test in order to check in. The same documents will be required to eat in a restaurant in the evenings and on the weekends. Shops, museums, and tourist attractions are all open to the public.

Romania

On June 1, Romania reinstated non-essential travel to all fully vaccinated foreigners. In order to enter the country, a traveler must present either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination completion or a medical certificate of recent COVID-19 recovery.

If a traveler is not able to provide either of the documents, they will be required to quarantine. Exact quarantine requirements are dependent on a traveler’s country of origin.

While some non-essential businesses remain closed, most have reopened, hosting guests so long as they follow safety measures. Mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations are dependent on businesses and local ordinances.

Russia

Non-essential travel to Russia is limited only to travelers from certain countries. A list of approved countries of origin is available here. As of August 27, the United States is not included on the list. All tourists permitted to enter the country must provide a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival.

Masks are required in all indoor public locations. Restaurants, museums, and tourist attractions are open, operating with social distancing, capacity limitations, and other health safety measures.

San Marino

On June 3, San Marino began allowing movement across its Italian border. The Italian border remains the only entry point into the country, meaning all tourists interested in traveling to San Marino must also review Italy’s entry requirements. San Marino has no additional document, testing, or quarantine requirements of its own.

The country continues to maintain mask mandates and strict social distancing guidelines, but all museums, restaurants, and tourist attractions are open and welcoming visitors.

Serbia

Serbia has opened its borders for all foreigners, so long as they can provide one of three documents: proof of complete vaccination, a negative COVID test taken 48 or fewer hours prior to arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery.

However, according to the U.S. Embassy, unlike most countries, Serbia will only accept proof of vaccination as a traveler’s sole entry document from individuals who received their vaccinations in Serbia. If a vaccinated traveler received their vaccine outside of Serbia, they should plan on providing a negative COVID test as part of their entry document.

The country’s public attractions and restaurants are open and operating, but follow all rules concerning mask wearing, social distancing, and gathering limitations. Exact guidelines are dependent on local ordinances.

Slovakia

Slovakia categorizes all travelers into two categories: the fully vaccinated and the unvaccinated, and each group has its own entry requirements.

Both groups must register here prior to arrival. Fully vaccinated travelers are classified as either those who have both received a vaccine and waited two to three weeks or those with a medical recovery certificate. These travelers are exempt from any quarantine upon arrival. Unvaccinated travelers, meanwhile, will be required to quarantine for two weeks, although a negative test can cut this down to five days.

Masks remain mandatory in all public indoor spaces. Most restaurants, museums, and shops are operating under social distancing guidelines and capacity limitations. Some locations may require proof of vaccination or a negative test in order to enter an establishment. 

Slovenia

On June 14, Slovenia reinstated non-essential travel to all fully vaccinated foreigners. In order to enter the country, a traveler must present either a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing full vaccination completion or a medical certificate of recent COVID-19 recovery.

An unvaccinated traveler may only enter Slovenia if arriving from a select list of countries, available here. These travelers are required to provide a negative COVID test no older than 72 hours. As of August 27, the United States is not included on this list.

Masks are required in indoor public spaces, as well as any outdoor events where social distancing is not possible. Hotels, shops, and museums are welcoming all visitors but operating at reduced capacity. Restaurants are requiring individuals to provide proof of vaccination, a medical recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test in order to dine in.

Spain

Foreigners planning on traveling to Spain must generate a QR code through the Spain Travel Health portal prior to arrival. Currently, the QR code will act as the only necessary document for entry for most travelers. However, any travelers from a “risk country” must also provide one of three documents: proof of complete vaccination, a negative COVID taken no more than 72 hours prior to arrival, or a medical certificate of recovery.

A list of countries deemed a “risk country” is available here. As of September 6, US travelers must show proof of vaccination to enter the country.

Face masks are mandatory in any indoor public space, as well as outdoor events where social distancing is not possible. The country’s public attractions and restaurants are open and operating, but follow all rules concerning social distancing and gathering limitations. Exact guidelines are dependent on local ordinances.

Sweden

Sweden is open to tourists from a select list of approved countries. A regularly updated list of approved countries is available here. As of the September 6 update, United States citizens are banned from entering Sweden

There are no entry requirements to travelers entering from another Nordic country. Anyone entering from the EU must present their EU COVID Certificate, while travelers from any additional approved countries can present a negative COVID test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival.

Restaurants remain open until 10:30 p.m. Businesses, transportation, and tourist attractions are all open in Sweden, with mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations dependent on businesses and local ordinances.

Switzerland

Travel to Switzerland has opened, with entry requirements dependent on a traveler’s country of origin. Countries are classified as those with a variant of concern, and those without. A list of country classifications is available here. As of August 27, the United States is not classified as a country with a variant of concern.

Travelers entering from a country without a variant of concern can provide proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery, or a recent negative test. There are no quarantine requirements. Travelers entering from a country with a variant of concern must provide either proof of vaccination or a medical certificate of recovery. If a traveler cannot do either, they will have to provide a negative test and potentially quarantine.

Restaurants, businesses, and transportation are all open in Switzerland, with mask mandates, social distancing guidelines, and capacity limitations that are dependent on businesses and local ordinances.

Turkey

Travel across Turkey borders is permitted to almost everyone, with a select few exceptions. Prior to arrival, all travelers must fill out an online form. Upon arrival, tourists must present proof of vaccination, a medical recovery certificate, or a negative COVID test.

Travelers from a short list of high-risk countries, available here, will have to submit to additional testing and quarantine regulations. As of August 27, the United States is not included on the list.

Restaurants and businesses across Turkey are open, but many have mask mandates and social distancing requirements. Tourists should, as always, double check the guidelines of any anticipated tourist attraction, but most should be operating and welcoming guests.

Ukraine

Travel to Ukraine is open to tourists from all countries, provided they can show proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery, or a negative COVID test take no more than 72 hours before arrival. Additionally, Ukraine requires travelers to show proof of medical insurance that would cover any necessary treatment for COVID.

Travelers from a short list of countries will be required to quarantine for two weeks, with no exceptions. The list, available here, currently does not include the United States.

Most businesses and restaurants have reopened, hosting guests so long as they maintain social distancing precautions. Masks remain mandatory across the country.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom categorizes countries into red, amber, and green zones, with entry requirements dependent on a traveler’s country of origin.

All travelers from a green country, as well as any vaccinated travelers from an amber country, must provide a negative COVID test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival, followed by a second test after arrival. In addition to these two tests, unvaccinated travelers from amber countries must quarantine for 10 days. Tourists from red countries are not permitted to enter the country. The updating list of country classifications is available here. As of August 27, the United States is considered an amber country.

The country-wide mask mandate ended on July 19, but local ordinances may continue to require them. The country’s public attractions and restaurants are open and operating, but follow all rules concerning social distancing and gathering limitations. Exact guidelines are dependent on local ordinances.

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