LIST: You Can Enter These Countries Without an RT-PCR Test

Time to dust off your passport.
by | September 14, 2022


With the procurement of vaccines and better health and safety protocols, travel is going back to normal again. Airports are now as busy as pre-pandemic times and you might have already been seeing friends reuniting with their families, colleagues going on business trips, and families going on much-awaited holidays.

While going local is the way to help the industry recover, you might also be looking into using your passport again and traveling abroad for your next trip. If you’re planning for international travel this holiday season, here’s a list of popular destinations that no longer require an RT-PCR test as a travel requirement:

 

Southeast Asia 

Singapore 

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Requirement/s: Be fully vaccinated and upload a certificate or proof of vaccination to the Singapore Arrival Card, which will be filled out 3 days before arrival. 

 

Malaysia 

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Requirement/s: Full vaccination and proof of vaccination upon arrival. 

 

Vietnam 

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Requirement/s: Be fully vaccinated and have travel insurance of at least USD 10,000 covering COVID-19. Filipinos can enjoy visa-free travel to Vietnam for up to 21 days. 

 

Thailand 

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Requirement/s: Full vaccination and vaccine certificate. 

 

Cambodia 

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Requirement/s: Full vaccination and vaccine certificate. 

 

Laos 

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Requirement/s: Full vaccination and vaccine certificate. 

 

East Asia 

Japan 

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Requirement/s: Starting September 7, 2022, international travelers entering Japan no longer need to present a negative RT-PCR test result. You need to have at least 3 doses of vaccine (get boosted!) and present your proof of vaccination. However, only group tours under accredited travel agencies are allowed for tourists. 

 

North America 

United States of America 

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Requirement/s: To enter the U.S., you need to be fully vaccinated, present proof of vaccination, and have a valid U.S. visa. 

 

Europe 

France

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Requirement/s: To enter France, all you need are proof of vaccination and a valid visa. 

 

Italy 

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Requirement/s: All you need to enter Italy is a valid visa. 

 

Germany 

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Requirement/s: You only need proof of vaccination and a valid visa to enter Germany. 

 

Switzerland 

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Requirement/s: As of September 13, 2022, health-related documents are no longer needed in Switzerland.

 

United Kingdom

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Requirement/s: You only need a valid visa to enter the UK. Travelers from green list countries, regardless of vaccination status, can travel to the UK. 

 

Greece 

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Requirement/s: Filipinos traveling to Greece only need a valid visa. Travelers must also download the Visit Greece application. 

 

Netherlands 

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Requirement/s: You only need a valid visa to enter the Netherlands. 

 

Turkey 

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Requirement/s: To enter Turkey, you only need a valid passport and an approved e-Visa. 

 

Austria 

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Requirement/s: Health travel requirements have been waived in Austria and you only need a valid visa. FFP 2 masks are also no longer mandatory in essential shops, outdoors, and on public transportation. Quarantine is also no longer mandatory. 

 

Portugal

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Requirement/s: A valid visa and passport. Masking is also not mandatory in Portugal anymore, except when visiting health facilities and nursing homes. 

 

Oceania 

Australia 

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Requirements: A valid visa or a Tourist Stream visa. 

For a more detailed list of travel requirements, check out our guides: 

 

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