After a pause in travel during 2020 and even 2021, the year 2022 is back with a vengeance. While most of the world has opened its borders, some countries still require visitors to comply with quarantine regulations and testing mandates. So if you desperately need to scratch that travel itch but want to skip the stress of going through Covid-19 testing and quarantine, here are four countries you could travel easy.
As of July 1, 2022, international travel to Thailand is returning back to normal. It means that Thailand Pass is no longer required, all quarantine has been removed, and foreigners do not need to show proof of COVID-19 insurance.
Also, it means that you can travel easy and visit beautiful Bangkok, see Wat Pho and Wat Arun up close, explore charming Chiang Mai and hike through the trails of Doi Inthanon, and go island hopping in pretty Phuket all without having to stress over hotel quarantines.
Similar to Thailand, Mexico has removed most if not all of its travel restrictions. In fact, Mexico has been one of the most open countries during the pandemic, having never closed its borders or enacted any form of testing protocols. You will find beaches, gyms, hotels, restaurants, and even some nightclubs and bars to be open and welcoming to all.
Whether you choose to travel easy and visit Cancun and the Riviera Maya and see the pink lakes of Las Coloradas, go tequila tasting in Guadalajara, or find the most Instagrammable places in downtown Mexico City, you’ll find it very easy to hop on your next flight to Mexico.
Vietnam was one of the first easy-travel countries in Southeast Asia to remove testing requirements. They also do not require quarantine upon arrival. Now, you can start from the North with a food trip in Hanoi, move down to central Vietnam to go sightseeing in Da Nang and Hoi An, before ending your trip in Southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City with a wartime tunnel adventure.
Turkey has been one of the countries in Europe that have followed strict COVID-19 protocols for travelers. As of June 1, 2022, all those protocols and regulations have been abolished.
Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can enter Turkey without having proof of vaccination, mandatory testing, hotel quarantine, and even mask-wearing. Now, you can explore the magnificent mosques of Istanbul and wander around the Goreme Open Air Museum in Cappadocia without having to worry.
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