Countries Open to Vaccinated Travelers


Covid Travel Guide

At this moment, 16 countries all over the World accept Covid vaccine certificates. Most of them allows travelers to enter the country bypassing the standard COVID-19 requirements as testing, quarantine, and so on. More info for each of these countries can be found below.

Croatia

Anyone who presents a COVID-19 vaccine certificate can enter Croatia without any restrictions. Also passengers who were diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19 no more than 180 days prior to arrival (ъhildren under seven years of age are exempt). For all other passengers are applicable current requirements for entering Croatia.

Poland

Persons vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. This applies to persons who have been issued a certificate of preventive vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved for marketing in the European Union.

For now vaccination does not give an exception about categories of passengers that are allowed to enter Poland. All requirements for entering Poland can be checked here.

Iceland

Effective April 6, passengers who can provide proof of vaccination or prior infection can enter in Iceland without presenting a negative PCR-test, screening and quarantine.

Travelers must provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated (so two doses if two doses are required) with a vaccine that has been certified for use by the European Medicines Agency. Actual list of certified vaccines can be found here.

Certificates of previous COVID-19 infection that fulfil the requirements set forth by the Chief Epidemiologist.A valid certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection means documented results from a laboratory (or a confirmation from the Chief Epidemiologist in Iceland). Clinical diagnoses are not valid. Certificates may be in paper or electronic format. Border control will evaluate wether a certificate is valid and will consult a representative of the Chief Epidemiologist (health care worker) as needed. The final decision of whether a certificate is valid is at the discretion of the Chief Epidemiologist. If a passenger presents a document that is deemed invalid, i.e. if any of the necessary requirements are missing, the passenger must, as other arrival passengers, undergo double testing with quarantine in between.

The following certificates are considered a valid confirmation of a previous COVID-19 infection. Certificates are accepted whether they originate from countries within or outside the EEA-area:

  • Positive PCR-test (RT-PCR) results for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 that is older than 14 days
  • Presence of antibodies (IgG) against SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 measured by ELISA serologic assay (EIA, ECLIA, ELFA, CMIA, CLIA, CLMIA are equivalent tests to ELISA)

Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are not accepted (antigen or antibody tests).

For all detail that the certificate must include, please, visit the official government page.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Iceland.

Slovenia

Persons coming from countries or regions that are on the red list can avoid being quarantined if they provide proof of vaccination.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Slovenia.

Slovakia

Passengers who have only been in countries of the EU, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, or the UK, in the previous 14 days can enter Slovakia (from Monday, April 19, from 06:00) bypassing the quarantine if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

In the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna), more than 14 days have passed since the second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine, AstraZeneca, more than four weeks have passed since their first dose.

If passengers have recovered from COVID-19 and were vaccinated up to 180 days previously with either a vector or an mRNA vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since their first dose, or have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 180 days ago, they do not have to go into quarantine.

Vaccination allows the passengers to skip only the quarantine. All other requirements for entering Slovakia are still applicable.

Estonia

Quarantine and testing are not mandatory for anyone who have undergone COVID-19 vaccination and no more than six months have passed since its completion, or have recovered from COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since they have been declared cured. For other passengers the current requirements for entering Estonia are applicable.

People who have been vaccinated abroad can prove it by presenting an immunisation passport, a copy of the immunisation passport or a relevant certificate, which must include, in Latin or Slavic alphabet, in Estonian, Russian or English, the personal data of the individual vaccinated: the disease against which the individual was immunised, the time at which the vaccine was administered, and the exact name, batch number, the dose administrated, the number of doses that have been administrated to the individual and the name and other data of the person who administered the vaccine. A certified printout from a database of another country is also accepted as a certificate. More information can be found on the official government COVID-16 FAQ page.

The Estonian government has said that vaccinated travelers must still adhere to any public health measures that are in place in Estonia.

Israel

Israel will begin welcoming vaccinated travelers starting May 23. More details are expected soon. The program will see a select number of tour groups allowed to visit at first. The number of groups will increase based on the success of the program. Individual travelers will likely be allowed in July.

Current applicable rules for visiting Israel can be found here.

Ecuador

Anyone who presents a COVID-19 vaccine certificate can enter Ecuador bypassing otherwise mandatory quarantine and testing measures. For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Ecuador.

The government decree from 17.03.2021 about that can be found here.

Georgia

Citizens of all countries, traveling by air from any country may enter Georgia if they present the document confirming the full course (two doses) of any COVID-19 vaccination at the border checkpoints of Georgia.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Georgia.

Montenegro

Travelers should present a proof that they received the second dose of a vaccine more than seven days before their arrival, in order to bypass other rules. For all other passengers are applicable current requirements for entering Montenegro.

Guatemala

All passengers arriving in Guatemala must present evidence of COVID-19 vaccine completed at least two weeks before arrival or recovery from COVID-19 within three months of arrival.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Guatemala.

Seychelles

Passengers who are vaccinated (second dose at least 2 weeks ago) are allowed to enter Seychelles no matter the origin country. But a negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained less than 72 hours prior to travel is still neccessary even for vaccinated passengers.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Seychelles.

Belize

Passengers who are vaccinated (second dose at least 2 weeks ago) are allowed to enter Belize without presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Belize.

Anguilla

Vaccinated travelers who had their final dose at least 21 days prior to arrival only need to stay in place for 7 days (compared to 14 for other travellers). They will still need to submit a test result 3 to 5 days before arrival and undergo a second test on arrival. The entry application fee for fully vaccinated visitors staying under 90 days in a hotel or villa is $300, as opposed to $600 for non-vaccinated travelers staying in an approved private dwelling.

From July 1, Anguilla is removing the fee and quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated visitors. The entry protocols will be revised and eventually eliminated by October 1. More information about the new entry protocols can be found here.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Anguilla.

Barbados

Fully vaccinated travelers (who have had the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson shots) can travel to Barbados with a shorter quarantine as of May 8. They’ll still need to provide a negative PCR test result three days prior to travel, as well as a vaccination certificate, have a test done at the airport, and then quarantine for one to two days.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Barbados.

Nepal

Passengers who have a document showing complete vaccination against COVID-19 can enter Nepal without presenting a negative COVID-19 test result.

For passengers without a COVID-19 vaccine certificate are applicable current requirements for entering Nepal.

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