For two years, the world of travel has been turned on its head.

With restrictions and strict guidelines having been implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s an industry which has been hit the hardest throughout the pandemic.

However, it seems the world is now slowly transitioning back into a seamless travelling process, with many countries lifting restrictions altogether.

Many countries now don’t require a PCR test, if visitors are fully vaccinated, thereby easing the overall process. With that, we’ve curated a guide of all the countries you can travel to without a PCR test.

Saudi Arabia


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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted all of its COVID-19 travel restrictions a few weeks ago, including the need for a PCR test. With an exciting range of activities and the vast desert expanse, visitors do not need to undergo any COVID-19 tests regardless of anyone’s vaccination status. From Neom to AlUla, a vast range of cultural sights can be discovered when visiting.



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From Petra to the dead sea, countless heritage sights can be explored in this bustling country. While you no longer need a PCR test regardless of your vaccination, all visitors will need to complete a travel declaration form, that results in a QR code which will need to be presented before boarding.



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If you’re looking for a peaceful escape, the Maldives is the place to be. With remote islands and unending stretches of the beach, full-vaccinated travellers no longer need a PCR test to travel. However, the vaccine must be approved by either the World Health Organisation (WHO) or Maldives Food and Drug Authority, at least 14 days prior to visiting.



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From Bodrum to Ankara to the country’s capital city of Istanbul, Turkey has an endless array of possibilities when it comes to exploration. Now, fully vaccinated travellers are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result before travellling to Turkey, while those who are not vaccinated should present a negative PCR taken within 72 hours of departure.



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Season after season, Greece is a go-to destination for all things exploration and relaxation, especially amongst its array of beauty islands. Travelling to this country is now reminiscent of a pre-COVID era as passengers from the UAE are able to travel test-free to Greece if they are fully vaccinated. To count as fully vaccinated, you should have had two doses of an approved vaccine no more than 9 months ago, or have had the booster shot.



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One of the most popular destinations in Europe is finally open for travel without having to take a PCR test. If you’re fully vaccinated with an EMA or WHO-approved vaccine, you are first to travel without the additional requirements. To be classified as fully vaccinated passengers will need to either have their jab within 270 days of travel or have had a booster jab. Whether Split, Zagreb or Dubrovnik, there are a host of nature-fuelled activities to do and unwind with friends and family.



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Enjoy the joie de vivre of France this upcoming travel season with ease. No PCR test is required for those who are vaccinated, all that is needed is a valid vaccination certificate will need to be presented on arrival for all UAE residents who wish to travel.



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In order to travel to Spain, all arrivals must carry proof of a vaccination certificate and fill out a Spanish Health Form and are ready to travel once again without any added hassle.



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Passengers can travel to Italy quarantine-free and won’t need to undergo a PCR test if they have a valid vaccination certificate. You are considered fully vaccinated if not more than 6 months have passed since you received the last required dose of a vaccine, or if you have received a booster dose.



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If you’re fully vaccinated and have an EMA-approved vaccine, the country is completely open for you. However, it’s crucial to be vaccinated to enter, otherwise, it’s not allowed, regardless of a PCR test or quarantine.



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To explore this gorgeous jungle, fully vaccinated travelers can now enter without a PCR. Before flying, visitors must upload their vaccine certificates to the platform and it’s essential to fill the locator form at From wildlife to be fully immersed in nature, there are so many activities to enjoy.


Being one of the first destinations to achieve high vaccination rates, this luxe archipelago is now open for tourists to travel. Fully vaccinated travellers can now visit without a PCR test needed and layback in style.

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