Since the COVID-19 vaccine implementation began a year ago, international travel has been much more manageable. Still, many countries are only reopening their borders to people who can verify they've been adequately vaccinated against Covid-19 and, in some special cases, boosted as well. However, there are still a few intriguing spots to visit in 2022 that still welcome unvaccinated travelers.
Turkey: Visitors to Turkey aged 12 and up will need to have a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure or present an approved COVID-19 recovery certificate if they do not have proof of vaccination. Passengers are subjected to random testing at the airport and must complete a Turkey Entry Form at least 72 hours before departure.
Egypt: All travelers flying to Egypt must have a negative PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of their flight departure time. According to the American Embassy in Egypt, travelers from North America will have a 96-hour testing window due to these airports' extensive trip and transit time. Travelers must show a Q.R. code on paper copies of their test findings. Children who are 5 and under are exempt from this requirement.
U.A.E.: Visitors from the U.S.A. must have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure. However, traveling to Abu Dhabi requires a negative test result 48 hours before departure.
Greece: Travelers from the U.S.A. over the age of 5 need to present a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before arrival or a rapid antigen test conducted within 24 hours before travel.
Cyprus: Anyone traveling to Cyprus will need a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours or an antigen test taken 24 hours before departure. Visitors aged 12+ will have to undergo another PCR test upon arrival at the airport and remain isolated until negative results. However, this often takes a few hours and costs around $20.
Portugal: Passengers with a negative RT-PCR test within 72 hours of boarding their flight or a negative Rapid Antigen Test administered 24 hours before departure can visit Portugal. Children under 12 don't require a vaccine certificate or test. Visitors must complete a Passenger Locator Form that produces a Q.R. code needed to show the airline personnel.
Croatia: Travelers who do not have proof of vaccination but have a negative viral test result, such as a PCR test less than 72 hours old or a rapid antigen test that was taken 48 hours before travel, can visit Croatia. Visitors must also fill out the Enter Croatia web form and upload their documents and information before arriving in Croatia.
Mexico: Tourists here don't need vaccine verification, a negative test result and will not need to quarantine either. However, enhanced health screening, such as temperature checks and questionnaires, is a must upon arrival at the airport and the resort.
Dominican Republic: Guests do not need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test. However, all travelers entering and leaving the country will be required to fill out a free electronic entrance and exit form that includes the Traveler's Health Affidavit, Customs Declaration, and International Embarkation/Disembarkation forms.
The Bahamas: Holidaymakers that are over 12 years old can visit the Bahamas with a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result no more than three days before their arrival date. Travelers must apply to get a Bahamas Travel Health Visa at http://travel.gov.bs and enroll in COVID-19 health insurance that covers travelers for the duration of their visit. The cost is included in the visa application and is calculated based on the length of stay.
Since travel restrictions change frequently, it is advisable to check for the latest updates on government and airline websites. Happy travels!