In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a Global Action Plan on Physical Activity (PA), which included 20 policy actions for creating active societies, environments, people, and systems The objective of this scoping review was to summarize the themes/contents of national PA policies/plans conforming to the WHO’s proposals and the country’s economy. This review followed PRISMA guidelines for scoping reviews. A systematic search of electronic databases (Web of Science, Medline/PubMed, LILACS, PsycINFO, Scopus, and SPORTDiscus) and 441 government documents/websites from 215 countries/territories was conducted (February 2021). Documents on national-level policies, published in English, Spanish, and Portuguese since 2000 were eligible. The information on content and structure was systematically extracted and summarized into dimensions WHO’s: active societies, environments, people, and systems The search identified 888 article references and 586 potentially relevant documents. After screening, 84 policy documents from 64 countries were eligible. Most documents(n = 46) provided detailed PA policies/plans amid other health topics (e.g. noncommunicable diseases, named ‘general documents’), and 38 were PA-specific. The content analysis merged 54 visions, 65 missions, 108 principles, 119 objectives, 53 priorities, 105 targets, 126 indicators, and 1780 actions/strategies from 38 PA-specific and 46 general documents. Among the PA-specific documents, the active system’s dimension was the most contemplated in the principles(n = 43), priorities(n = 51), and action/strategies(n = 530) elements. At the same time, the objectives(n = 39), targets(n = 52), and indicators(n = 58) presented contents more frequently related to the active people dimension. For the general documents, all principles(n = 4), objectives(n = 14), and priorities(n = 7) were related to the dimension of active people, while target(n = 51), indicator(n = 53), and actions/strategies(n = 292) elements presented content related to all dimensions. The increase in countries with national PA policies/plans should be followed by improving the current ones because important dimensions seem to be not considered in these documents. This will facilitate a global PA agenda that considers the complexity and multidimensionality of PA promotion.