A World of DNA

Genetic genealogy is incredibly popular in the English-speaking world and is making headway in other regions, as well.  The more people who test in a given country, the more useful genetic genealogy is for everyone from that area.

Curious which genetic genealogy DNA tests are offered where you live?  The list below shows which companies sell autosomal tests in which countries around the globe.  The companies in the table are listed, left-to-right, from largest database to smallest.  Only companies that match you to relatives are included.

The countries are listed alphabetically.  If your country is not listed, see the last row in the table (Other Countries).  You can link directly to each company from the header row of the table to confirm availability and to purchase.

Since an earlier version of this list in 2017:

  • AncestryDNA has added Mexico and dropped Belgium and Portugal, for a total of 35 countries;
  • 23andMe has removed Azerbaijan and Belarus to bring their coverage to 47 countries;
  • MyHeritage is still available in most countries but they have ceased service to Russia;
  • FamilyTreeDNA (FTDNA) has the same coverage, but they note a few additional postal restrictions by some countries;
  • Living DNA’s coverage is unchanged.
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Albania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Argentina No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Armenia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes (2) Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azerbaijan No No Yes Yes Yes
Belarus No No Yes Yes Yes
Belgium No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bosnia and Herzegovina No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brazil No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Bulgaria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Canada Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Chile No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Colombia No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Croatia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cyprus Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Czech Republic Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Denmark Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Ecuador No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Estonia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Finland Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
France No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Georgia Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Greece Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hungary Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Iceland No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Iran No No No No Yes
Iraq No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Ireland Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Israel No Yes No Yes Yes
Italy No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Japan No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Latvia No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lithuania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Luxembourg No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Macedonia No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Malta Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mexico Yes No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Moldova No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monaco No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Netherlands Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
New Zealand Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Norway Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pakistan No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Poland Yes Yes Yes Yes (2) Yes
Portugal No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Romania Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Russia No No No Yes (2) Yes
San Marino Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Saudi Arabia No No Yes Yes (2) Yes
Singapore No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Slovakia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Slovenia Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
South Korea Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Spain No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sudan No No No No Yes
Sweden Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Turkey Yes No Yes Yes (2) Yes
United Kingdom Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
United States Yes Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Vatican City Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Countries No No Yes (3) Yes Yes
Country Ancestry 23andMe MyHeritage FTDNA Living DNA
Total countries 35 47 62+ 64+ 66+

 

Notes:

(1) Health reports also available
(2) Special shipping requirements apply
(3) Except Libya, Somalia, North Korea, Lebanon and Syria

Sources:

Updates to this post:

  • 22 Feb 2022 — Corrected error on the changes at 23andMe

6 thoughts on “A World of DNA”

  1. I thought that France and Germany had restrictions upon consumer genetic testing? Perhaps this is outdated information on my part?

    1. As I understand it (and I’m not a lawyer), Germany has banned certain practices related to DNA (like employers forcing employees to test and secret paternity tests) but otherwise genealogy tests are legal. France has banned genealogy tests but medical DNA tests are okay with a doctor’s approval. Whether people obey those laws is a different matter!

  2. Perhaps add another column for “other”
    For example, I have some matches with kits from meuDNA in Brazil

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