Countries You Can Travel To Without Quarantine

Annette Anthony
Last updated Jul 19, 2022

Itching for idyllic getaways but don’t want to waste time on mandated quarantine periods? We show you how to find countries without quarantine you can visit so you don’t lose those precious off days.  


Countries without quarantine

To get information on the latest countries you can travel to without quarantine, you can check out kayak.sg and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. 

Popular destinations that don’t require quarantine for fully vaccinated Singaporeans include the UK, Australia, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, France, Thailand, and more. However, what about unvaccinated folks? And do these countries require a COVID-19 test upon arrival? 

At the time of writing, below are popular destinations and their travel requirements for Singaporeans. 

CountryQuarantineCOVID-19 testFully vaccinated
United KingdomNot requiredNot requiredNot required
FranceNot requiredNot required if fully vaccinated. 
Children under 12 are exempted.
Required
ThailandNot required if fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR testNot required if fully vaccinatedNot required, but have to present a negative PCR within 72 of travel or undergo quarantine if not vaccinated
MalaysiaNot required if fully vaccinatedNot required if fully vaccinatedNot required, but have to present a negative PCR test 2 days before departure and/or undergo quarantine if not vaccinated.

Children under 12 are exempted but must undergo a RT-AKG test within 24 hours of arrival.
AustraliaNot requiredNot requiredNot required
JapanNot requiredRequired regardless of vaccination statusNot required
South KoreaNot requiredRequired regardless of vaccination statusNot required
GreeceNot requiredNot requiredNot required
GermanyNot requiredNot requiredNot required
IndonesiaNot required if fully vaccinatedNot requiredNot required, but need to undergo quarantine for 5 days if not vaccinated
United States of AmericaNot requiredNot requiredRequired
TaiwanNot open to SingaporeansNot open to SingaporeansNot open to Singaporeans

Not seeing your desired destination on the table above? Click the site to find the requirements and even the percentage of vaccinated individuals within the population of your desired destination.

Travel restriction information from respective government authorities are updated every day, and they maintain a disclaimer that it’s correct at the published time. 

Where to find travel requirements 

If you need to find information on travel requirements from Singapore to pretty much anywhere in the world, look no further than our great ICA website.

Information on the site include:

  • Travel requirements imposed by the region or destination country 
  • How to get COVID-19 medical proof (this includes recovery certificates, memos, vaccination, and test reports)
  • A link to Ministry of Foreign Affair’s index that categorised each country in alphabetical order to simplify your search process

You’re bound to get the right information when you check an official government’s website. It even includes details on how to contact the embassy in case you’re stuck in a country (touch wood). 

How many countries can you travel to without COVID restrictions from Singapore?

As of the time of writing, there’s a grand total of 71 countries without quarantine you could visit.

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What are the toughest countries to visit?

There are certain restrictions for each destination country. It’s not mostly just because of COVID.

According to Visaguide, the hardest countries to visit include warring countries like Russia. Others have super tough visa policies, like Turkmenistan, Chad, Bhutan and Saudi Arabia.

Why travel insurance is more necessary than ever

Although the absence of a mandated quarantine is good news, it also puts you more at risk on top of other worst-case scenarios when travelling. Moreover, there has been an alarming increase in flight disruptions and baggage delays due to the lack of manpower thanks to the pandemic.

Thus, travel insurance has become imperative now more than ever. With so many uncertainties that come with living in the new normal, it’s best to take the necessary precautions and travel responsibly. 

Below is a list of the best travel insurance plans with COVID-19 coverage to protect you from the risks of travelling. Because there’s more to think off than just countries without quarantine!

Travel Insurance PlanHighlightsPremium (before discount)
MSIG TravelEasy– Up to S$250,000 COVID-19 medical coverage– Up to S$3,000 travel disruption coverage for COVID-19From S$37.00
Tiq Travel Insurance– Overseas COVID-19 related medical expenses of up to S$300,000– COVID-19 trip-related cancellation of up to S$5,000– Overseas quarantine allowance of up to S$1,500 (S$100/24 hours)– Offers coverage for Cruise To NowhereFrom S$11.00 (The price here is for the COVID-19 Rider only)
Starr TraveLead Travel Insurance– Overseas COVID-19 related medical expenses of up to S$100,000– COVID-19 trip-related cancellation/curtailment of up to S$1,000From S$11.00
HLAS CovidSafe Travel Protect 360– COVID-19 Medical expenses coverage of up to S$200,000– Reimbursement of up to S$3,000 for trip cancellation or curtailment due to COVID-19– COVID-19 Hospital Cash Benefit of up to S$3,000– Unlimited coverage for emergency evacuation and repatriation for Superior,Enhanced and Premier plans From S$56.00 (The price here is for the Enhanced tier as the Basic tier does not cover for COVID-19
AIG Travel Guard– COVID-19 Medical expenses coverage of up to S$250,000– Up to S$7,500 for trip cancellations or early return due to COVID-19– Overseas quarantine allowance due to COVID-19 of up to S$100 a day up to 14 daysFrom S$23.00
FWD Travel Insurance — COVID-19 Rider– Only applicable for COVID-19 rider add-on– Up to S$200,000 for COVID-19 medical expenses– S$100 local or overseas COVID-19 hospitalisation cash per day up to 14 days– Up to S$5,000 for trip cancellation due to COVID-19From S$11.50 (The price here is for the COVID-19 Rider only)
Singlife Travel Insurance– Up to S$200,000 coverage for COVID-19 overseas medical expenses -Up to S$100 per day for overseas COVID-19 quarantine, up to S$2,000– Up to S$2,000 reimbursement for trip cancellation or postponement due to COVID-19From S$19.70
Allianz Travel Insurance– Up to S$1,000,000 coverage for COVID-19 overseas medical expenses– Up to S$15,000 for trip cancellations or disruptionsFrom S$28.00
Sompo Travel (COVID-19) Insurance– Up to S$200,000 COVID-19 medical coverage– Up to S$4,000 travel postponement/cancellation due to COVID-19– Up to S$1,400 quarantine allowance due to COVID-19From S$36.00

To personalise your travel insurance, click the button below and find the best plan for you!

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Compare and purchase your travel insurance through SingSaver to get the best deals and discounts for your preferred coverage!


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By Annette Rowena A Marian Anthony

Annette is addicted to the need for balance – between saving and spending, work and life, and Netflix and books. When she’s not looking for inventive ways to write about finance, Annette can be found with a cup of caffeine while scrolling on Insta reels and Twitter threads.


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