Good riddance to testing: A country-by-country guide to Covid travel rules, from Mexico to Spain
- Entry to Mexico just requires visitors to fill out a locator form
- There’s no test required for Portugal but last jab must be within 270 days
- A covid test is not needed to enter Costa Rica but note the nightly curfew
Travel restrictions around the world continue to change quickly.
Here’s our lowdown, with country-by-country quirks explained, for totally test-free travel for those who are double-jabbed.
Glorious freedom: There are no entry restrictions in Mexico. Pictured is a tourist admiring the church in San Miguel de Allende
No test required . . . but you must pre-register at vuelaseguro.com.
Good to know: Even if you are unvaccinated, you do not need to take a test.
No test required . . . but only if you’ve had a booster 120 days or more after your second dose (and not more than 270 days before travel) or if you have proof of recovery in past 180 days alongside proof of being double-jabbed. Pre-departure form required (entry.ptc.gv.at).
Good to know: FFP2 masks compulsory in all enclosed spaces. Some regions require proof of vaccionation/recovery to enter bars and restaurants (austria.info).
No test required . . . but you must fill in a health pass before going (salud.go.cr).
Good to know: Need to be vaccinated to enter most restaurants and bars. Curfew from midnight to 5am. Unvaccinated travellers may visit Costa Rica but require special insurance (visitcostarica.com).
No test required . . . but last jab needed within 270 days (unless you have a booster). Fill in form (entercroatia.mup.hr).
Good to know: Masks mandatory in shops, taxis and on public transport.
No test required . . . but last jab cannot be more than 270 days old (unless you have a booster). Fill in digital registration before arrival (einreiseanmeldung.de).
Good to know: Vaccination proof needed for bars/restaurants. Masks are mandatory in shops and on public transport.
Greece has scrapped pre-departure covid tests for vaccinated travellers. Pictured is Santorini
No test required . . . but last jab cannot be more than seven months old, though no time restriction on boosters. Complete entry form at travel.gov.gr.
Good to know: Proof of vaccination for bars, restaurants, museums and shops. Masks in indoor/outdoor public places.
No test required . . . but your last vaccine dose/booster must not be more than six months ago.
Good to know: Wearing masks mandatory in indoor public places, where proof of vaccines/recovery/recent test required.
No test required . . . but last jab needed within 270 days (unless you have a booster) and must complete passenger locator card at portugalcleanandsafe.pt.
Good to know: Masks in enclosed spaces. Proof of vaccine/recovery/recent test required for bars/restaurants (visitportugal.com).
No test required . . . but pre-departure form (spth.gob.es), and last jab cannot be more than 270 days old unless it’s a booster.
Good to know: Regional rules vary.
Under Dutch rules, you need to provide proof of vaccination to enter bars, restaurants and museums. Pictured is tulip fields in Amsterdam
No test required . . . but you need a booster to be considered fully vaccinated. Must complete Quarantine Declaration at government.nl.
Good to know: Proof of vaccination required for entry to bars, restaurants and museums.
No test required . . . but fill form at register.health.gov.tr and booster required if last dose more than 270 days ago.
Good to know: Masks mandatory outside.
No test required . . . but your second dose cannot have been more than 270 days unless you have had a booster since then.
Good to know: Masks ‘recommended’ on public transport.
No test required . . . but final vaccine dose/booster must have been within 270 days. Entry form required (swissplf.admin.ch/formular).
Good to know: Proof of vaccination required for bars/restaurants.
- Rules for children vary from country to country. Visit the children’s section of ‘entry requirements’ at gov.uk