Latin America & the Caribbean for Unvaccinated Travellers
If you've had the Covid vaccine that is fine with me as I'm an advocate for freedom of choice. I believe vaccinated people should respect the decision of those who decide not to get vaccinated. Life is becoming increasingly difficult for anyone who is not vaccinated against Covid and governments worldwide are putting immense pressure on this section of society. For example, French President Emmanuel Macron declared in January 2022 that his Covid strategy is to ‘piss off’ the unvaccinated and make daily life more and more difficult for them. Persecuting and criminalising people who refuse to get the vaccine is completely unacceptable. It's an intolerable assault on freedom and the right to bodily integrity.
Unvaccinated people are eager to travel again but Covid rules and restrictions make one of the greatest pleasures in life harder. Some countries don’t admit unvaccinated travellers, while others require a mandatory quarantine and extra tests. If you plan on travelling to Latin America or the Caribbean and aren't vaccinated, here’s a list of countries with the least travel restrictions in place. There are some Latin American and the Caribbean countries that don't require proof of vaccination, a Covid test or quarantine! This information can change at any time so do double check before you travel. This post was written for unvaccinated travellers from the UK but could apply to nationals of many other countries around the world.
Countries with no vaccine, testing or quarantine requirements:
Mexico - No vaccination, quarantine or pre-arrival Covid-19 test required.
El Salvador - No vaccination, quarantine or pre-arrival Covid-19 test required.
The Dominican Republic - Unlike many other Caribbean destinations, the Dominican Republic doesn’t require proof of vaccination, test results or quarantine for most incoming travellers.
Costa Rica – No vaccination, quarantine or pre-arrival Covid-19 test required. Must purchase a travel insurance policy with a duration equal to the period of stay in the country.
Countries that allow unvaccinated travellers with no quarantine:
Nicaragua - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. There is currently a requirement to have a negative Covid-19 certificate.
Guatemala - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Must show a negative Covid-19 PCR or Antigen test (if aged 10 and over) dated no more than 3 days before the date of your arrival in Guatemala.
Bahamas - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Must obtain a negative Covid-19 PCR test 72 hours prior to the date of arrival.
Haiti - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Will need to provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test prior to boarding flights. This may be may be either an Antigen or PCR test.
Belize - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Must present a negative Covid-19 test result from a PCR test taken within 96 hours prior to travel or from an approved rapid Antigen test taken within 48 hours.
Panama - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Will have to present a negative Covid-19 test for entry. Will have to quarantine for 72 hours in a hotel if you have transited through a High Risk Country in the last 15 days.
Venezuela - No vaccination or quarantine requirements. Must have a (hardcopy) negative Covid-19 PCR test performed within 72 hours of an incoming flight arrival.