Mapped: The 22 countries you can actually visit right now

Croatia is open for business, but some countries are still forcing arrivals to quarantine
Croatia is open for business, but some countries are still forcing arrivals to quarantine Credit: getty

The Government has given the green light to overseas holidays, but the list of options keeps changing. As of August 15, the FCO , while  can now be visited by Britons without the need to self-isolate on their return.

Confusingly, however, some nations appear on one list, but not the other. Those coming back from Bonaire, for example, will not need to quarantine. However, the FCO still advises against trips to the Caribbean island (making travel insurance hard to come by). Conversely, Canada is safe to visit, according to the FCO, but visitors are still三级成人视频 required to self-isolate when they return home. 

Furthermore, many countries included on both lists still have their own restrictions in place. New Zealand, for example, could remain closed to foreign tourists until next year, while Cyprus will only let you in if you can prove you have tested negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before travel.

In a big blow to British tourists, the whole of Spain has been removed from the quarantine-exempt list and the FCO is also advising against all non-essential travel to the summer favourite. This was also recently made the case for Belgium, Andorra, Luxembourg and the Bahamas, along with France三级成人视频, the Netherlands, Monaco, Malta, Turks and Caicos and Aruba, with quarantine for arrivals from those six destinations required as of 4am on August 15.

Nevertheless, 22 places (all in Europe) appear on both lists, and have minimal restrictions on UK travellers. Here they are, along with the rules for every other country on the UK exemption lists.

Europe 

No restrictions – start planning your holiday

  1. Austria
  2. Croatia
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Denmark 
  5. Estonia 
  6. Faroe Islands (Visitors required to take Covid-19 test at airport on arrival)
  7. Germany
  8. Gibraltar
  9. Greece 
  10. Iceland (Open to tourists, but all arrivals must choose to pay to be tested for coronavirus or self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt)
  11. Italy
  12. Latvia
  13. Liechtenstein
  14. Lithuania
  15. Norway
  16. Poland
  17. San Marino
  18. Slovakia 
  19. Slovenia 
  20. Switzerland
  21. Turkey
  22. Vatican City

Read more: Which countries are likely to be taken off the list next?

On the FCO safe list, but restrictions in force 

Cyprus (Tourists are permitted to travel to Cyprus, but they need to provide evidence of a negative test on arrival, obtained within 72 hours before travel)

Finland 三级成人视频(Entry is prohibited for all non-resident foreign nationals, with some limited exemptions. If you’re eligible to enter Finland from the UK, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival)

Hungary 三级成人视频(Arrivals from the UK will have to undergo a medical examination for coronavirus. You will need to self-isolate for 14 days unless you can provide upon arrival two negative Covid-19 tests, taken 48 hours apart and within five days of your entry date)

Ireland 三级成人视频(Arrivals from the UK asked to complete 14-day self-isolation, apart from travellers from Northern Ireland)

Head for the hills in Switzerland Credit: getty

Portugal – the Azores and Madeira (Arrivals must show proof of a negative Covid-19 test, carried out 72 hours before you arrive, or take a test on arrival and await the results within 12 hours at their accommodation. Furthermore, you will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

North America/Caribbean

On the FCO safe list, but restrictions in force 

Antigua and Barbuda三级成人视频 (All passengers arriving by air in Antigua and Barbuda, including those transiting the country, must provide evidence of a negative test taken no more than seven days before arrival). 

Barbados 三级成人视频(You must submit a negative PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure, or be subjected to a mandatory test upon arrival. You will need to isolate until the test results are provided. This can take a maximum of 48 hours. You may also be required to quarantine at any stage of your stay if the Barbados authorities deem that you have been in close contact with a Covid-19 positive individual).

Bermuda (Must complete the travel authorisation process online within 48 hours of departure; a $75 fee per traveller is required. Should also take a certified RT-PCR Covid-19 test no more than five days before departure, and obtain a negative result. This applies to adults and children aged 10 years and up. Another test is required at the airport. Travellers who do not take a test before departure must take one on arrival, self-isolate for three days at place of accommodation, and take another test on the third day).

Canada (Travel limited to citizens and permanent residents, their immediate families, foreign workers and students; required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Cayman Islands三级成人视频 (All airports closed until further notice. Only people who have been pre-authorised may enter the Cayman Islands at this time. They are subject to mandatory quarantine for a period of 14 days in a government facility).

Cuba (All commercial and charter flights are suspended from entering or leaving Cuba until August 15. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Curaçao (Must show a negative certified Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure, and carry a printed document of proof with them, plus must upload the negative test results to dicardcuracao.com before departure. Within 48 hours before departure, you need to digitally fill out the Passenger Locator Card (PLC) and carry a printed document of proof with you, plus a digital immigration card).

Dominica三级成人视频 (Borders and airports will not open to foreign visitors until August 7; all visitors have a PCR swab test with a negative result taken up to 72 hours before arrival).

Falkland Islands (Any entrants into the Falkland Islands are expected to self-isolate for a period of 14 days. If you develop symptoms after arrival which makes you a suspect case, you should call the hospital on 28000 for advice if you need medical help).

Grenada 三级成人视频(If you’re eligible to enter Grenada you will be screened, including a rapid Covid test, and will need to comply with quarantine requirements which are expected to be available soon on the Government Information Service Facebook page or Ministry of Health Facebook page).

Guadeloupe (To enter the French Overseas Territories, the French government have confirmed you must complete a travel certificate. Visitors are subject to a health check upon arrival, which may result in a period of quarantine).

Jamaica (You must have authorisation to visit Jamaica, obtained through the Visit Jamaica website; all tourists will be tested for coronavirus at the airport on arrival, with those testing positive to be quarantined at their hotel or a government facility. British tourists must spend their time in Jamaica only within the Covid Resilient Zone along the northern coastline resort areas).

Martinique (Travel certificate required for entry. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands has restricted access and visitor permits are required. The Commissioner of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands, based in Stanley, Falkland Islands regulates all access to the Territory).

St Kitts and Nevis三级成人视频 (Currently the borders of St Kitts and Nevis are closed to all arriving passengers except nationals or residents of St Kitts and Nevis. Access is not available either through the sea port or the airport to non-nationals).

St Lucia (Testing prior to travel is now mandatory. Visitors must provide a negative test result taken seven days or less before travel to Saint Lucia. All arriving passengers will be screened, including temperature checks, at the airport. Any symptomatic passengers will be isolated and tested).

St Maarten (Complete a self-health declaration form 72 hours prior to arrival, must show a negative certified Covid-19 PCR test, taken within 72 hours before departure. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

St Martin and St Barthélemy (To enter the French Overseas Territories, the French government have confirmed you must complete a travel certificate. Visitors are subject to a health check upon arrival, which may result in a period of quarantine. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

St Pierre and Miquelon三级成人视频 (Travel certificate required for entry).

St Vincent and the Grenadines (All travellers entering St Vincent and the Grenadines must have a negative test result done within five days of arrival or have a test done on arrival and be quarantined for at least 24 hours – usual period, in practice, is 48 hours – to await their results. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Trinidad and Tobago (No flights from UK until September 1. All arrivals required to enter quarantine for 14 days)

  • A travel corridor has been announced for Anguilla, Bonaire and British Virgin Islands, but the FCO still advises against travel
Asia

On the FCO safe list, but restrictions in force 

Brunei (Travel severely restricted; the few who are permitted entry must go into quarantine at a government-booked facility, pay 1,000BND/£576 for a test, and cover costs of quarantine stay. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain.)

Cambodia (Must have a visa and a medical certificate proving a negative Covid-19 test, no longer than 72 hours prior to date of travel, plus correct medical insurance cover).

Hong Kong (Travellers from overseas countries/territories, who are not Hong Kong residents, will be denied entry)

Japan 三级成人视频(Travellers who have been in the UK and other select countries in the last 14 days are not permitted to enter Japan; all arrivals are required to go into quarantine for 14 days)

Laos (No visas are being issued to people travelling from a country with Covid-19, including the UK. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Macao (Entry barred for all travellers except residents of Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan or mainland China).

Malaysia (Require permission to enter the country; all arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days).

Singapore (No short-term visitors from anywhere in the world are able to enter Singapore; everyone granted permission to enter Singapore will be issued with a 14-day Stay at Home Notice which must be served at a government designated hotel and costs $2,000. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

South Korea (All arrivals are required to take a Covid-19 test and enter quarantine for 14 days. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Sri Lanka (Entry is currently prohibited for all non-nationals. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Taiwan (Ban in place on travel for tourism purposes; foreign nationals entering Taiwan must provide a negative Covid-19 test report completed three days prior to boarding; all arrivals must self-isolate for 14 days).

Thailand (All foreign nationals are barred from entry into the country except in certain limited circumstances; If you’re eligible to enter, you will be subject to a 14-day state quarantine at a Thai government-designated facility at your own expense. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Vietnam 三级成人视频(Minimum 14-day quarantine for all visitors; longer if you test positive).

Oceania

On the FCO safe list, but restrictions in force

Australia 三级成人视频(Entry to Australia is limited, except for Australian citizens and permanent residents or those with an exemption. All travellers entering Australia need to undertake a mandatory 14-day quarantine at a designated facility, for example a hotel, at their port of arrival).

Fiji 三级成人视频(The border is closed to all non-Fijian citizens).

French Polynesia (Entry to French Polynesia is limited, all travellers need to present a medical certificate. If you’re eligible to enter French Polynesia, you will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival).

New Caledonia 三级成人视频(To enter the French Overseas Territories, the French government have confirmed you must complete a travel certificate. Visitors are subject to a health check upon arrival, which may result in a period of quarantine).

New Zealand & the Cook Islands (The New Zealand border and Cook Island border are currently closed to almost all arrivals. Those allowed in must stay in managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days and test negative for Covid-19 before they can go into the community).

Samoa (Only permanent residents and essential workers are permitted to enter. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

Wallis and Futuna (Travel certificate required for entry. You will still need to self-isolate upon your return to Britain).

  • A travel corridor has been announced for Pitcairn, but the FCO still advises against travel
Africa/Indian Ocean

On the FCO safe list, but restrictions in force:

Reunion (Travel certificate required for entry)

St Helena (New arrivals to St Helena are subject to compulsory quarantine for 14 days and will be tested on day 14).

  • A travel corridor has been announced for Mauritius and the Seychelles, but the FCO still advises against travel