Editor’s Note — CNN Travel will be updating this article periodically. We advise that before making any international travel plans, travelers thoroughly consult country-specific travel advisories from their own country and of any country they wish to travel to.
(CNN) — There have been more than 142 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and vaccination roll outs have been much smoother in some countries than others. This pandemic is far from over, even though many of us are now itching to make plans to travel or to reunite with loved ones.
What follows is an alphabetical list of countries and territories where it’s still possible for most international passport holders to go for a vacation:
Before you enjoy places such as Malliouhana Resort on Anguilla, you must apply for access to the island.
Shawn Walters/Malliouhana Resort
Antigua and Barbuda
Travelers 12 and older to Antigua and Barbuda arriving by air must present a negative Covid-19-RT-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) test result, using a nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal swab. It must be taken within seven days of the flight.
Scroll down to the “Dutch Caribbean” entry below for information on Aruba and other islands in this group.
Off the western coast of New Providence island is the BREEF Coral Reef Sculpture Garden.
Eddy Raphael via BREEF
Mayan ruins can be found in northern Belize. Visit Lamanai in the early morning to beat the midday heat and leave your afternoon open to water activities.
Known for diving and jungle wildlife, this Central American nation is open. To enter, you must download the Belize Health App and input your information no more than 72 hours before arriving.
This Atlantic island requires each inbound passenger 10 and older to apply for travel authorization at the cost of $75 per adult and $30 for flight crew and children 9 and younger. Upon arrival, passengers must present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken no more than five days before departure.
The island is under a week-long “Stay at Home” order until April 20. The airport and borders remain open and all non-essential businesses are closed.
This landlocked South American country of wildly varying landscapes allows visitors who have a negative Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours before departure.
Travelers are required to quarantine for at least 10 days after entering and to provide a sworn statement of where they’ll be staying in the country. All travelers are required to take a second RT-PCR test one week after arrival, at their own expense.
Health screenings are in place at airports and travelers who are not permanent Bolivian residents are required to have health insurance with coverage for Covid-19.
Air borders are open, but changing rules regarding land borders with neighboring countries may make it difficult or impossible to enter or exit Bolivia by land.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Thick, rich and strong as jet fuel, Bosnian coffee is is such a part of the culture that it’s the drink of choice.
The Cathedral of Brasilia and its suspended angels are bathed with natural light shining through the stained glass.
Courtesy Plinio Dondon
Brazil has been one of the hardest hit countries by the pandemic. It holds the second highest death toll in the world, second only to the United States, and the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 is rapidly spreading around the globe, thought to be more contagious.
Brazil has banned flights to and from the UK since the announcement of the English variant of Covid-19, and nobody who has been in the UK in the past 14 days can go, other than residents, family members of Brazilian nationals, and some business travel.
British Virgin Islands
Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
Côte d’Ivoire has rolling hills and mountains covered with lush greenery.
Scroll down to the United Arab Emirates entry below.
Dutch Caribbean islands
Find out the important details on these various Dutch islands in the Caribbean by clicking on the links:
Sint Maarten has a memorable airport takeoff and landing.
Courtesy of PrivateFly
Travelers 3 and older must have proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken within three days of arrival to avoid quarantine. Or you can present a completed vaccination card. Testing is available for those who don’t arrive with a negative result. You must quarantine at an approved facility while waiting for results. Passengers arriving from or having transited through Brazil need to self-isolate for 10 days in an accredited hotel, regardless of Covid test results.
Travelers to Egypt need to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test result, taken no more than 72 hours before flight departure.
However, passengers traveling from Japan, China, Thailand, North America, South America, Canada, London Heathrow, Paris and Frankfurt are allowed to extend that time period to up to 96 hours, due to long travel and transit periods.
Passengers who have been in the UK within the past 14 days face a mandatory 12-day quarantine at their own expense.
Fully vaccinated international travelers can skip quarantine when they arrive in Iceland and will not be required to submit a negative PCR test.
Non-vaccinated travelers from EU/EFTA countries must take a Covid test on arrival, before going into quarantine for five to six days and taking a second test.
Restrictions apply for non-vaccinated travelers from all other countries.
Kenya is open to most travelers with a negative Covid-19 test result taken 96 hours or less upon arrival and who pass a strict health screening.
A 14-day quarantine at their own expense applies for visitors from Brunei, Kuwait, Thailand, Czech Republic and Spain.
Since April 6, all passenger flights between Kenya and the UK are suspended for a minimum of four weeks. The same 14-day quarantine applies to UK visitors but it can be reduced to seven days of self-isolation if they are fully vaccinated and provide a negative Covid test.
The Maldives also offers “workations” to digital nomads.
The Nautilus Maldives
All arriving tourists to The Maldives who are 1 or older must have a negative result for a PCR Covid-19 test taken within 96 hours of arrival. There is no mandatory quarantine.
This North Africa favorite is open to specific travelers only. You must have reservations with a Moroccan hotel or travel agency or be invited by a Moroccan company. A printed, negative Covid-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours before departure is required to enter. Expect a health screening. No mandatory quarantines are in place, but local curfews are.
Built in the 17th century, the Church of Guadalupe is in the historical city of Granada.
Considered Peru’s national dish by many, ceviche — spelled cebiche in Peru — is made up of marinaded fresh seafood, lime juice, chilies, red onion, sweet potato, cancha crunchy corn and cilantro.
Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park has the highest reported leopard density in the world.
Courtesy Sri Lanka Tourism
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Entry requirements vary depending upon your country of origin and are subject to change.
In northern Thailand, Lampang has amazing architecture. This chedi is part of the Chalermprakiat Temple on Pu Yak mountain.
Turks and Caicos
On South Caicos island, descendants of donkeys from the island’s salt production days roam freely.
Courtesy Sailrock Resort
United Arab Emirates
Protocol varies according to where you’ve flown in from, and passengers from some countries have to take an additional test on test on arrival. At the time of writing, entry is being refused to anyone who has been in South Africa or Nigeria in the last 14 days.
This is a curated list. CNN Travel has omitted certain open countries if they had very limited numbers of international travelers before the pandemic; have ongoing or recent armed conflicts, terrorism or rampant crime and unrest; or have entry requirements so extensive and complicated that they put the country out of reach of most travelers.
Brekke Fletcher, Julia Buckley, Tamara Hardingham-Gill and Marnie Hunter contributed to this report.