Now that we got a little bit clearer on 6 COVID-19 vaccination-related frequently asked questions, it's time to dig a little bit deeper, see which countries have already opened their borders for vaccinated citizens, which are planning to do so, and what are the requirements.
The good news is, after more than a year of closed borders, Americans will finally be able to go to Europe this summer, coronavirus prevention measures are still in place.
Countries Open To Vaccinated Tourists
Starting April 12, tourists who have received their second dose of the vaccine, 21 days before arriving will only have to quarantine for 7 days, instead of the usual 14. As of July 1st, everyone entering Anguilla has to be fully vaccinated, fees and quarantine demands will be eliminated.
Beginning May 1st everyone who has been administered both vaccines are welcome to visit the country. No negative test result must be provided, social distancing and mask-wearing are still mandated.
Those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Johnson & Johnson are permitted to enter Barbados starting May 8, 2021. The proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken no longer than three days before travel needs to be provided.
According to the latest health order, everyone bringing proof of coronavirus immunization is exempted from presenting a negative COVID-19 test result. Please note that the last vaccine must be taken no later than two weeks prior to arrival.
5. British Virgin Islands
The country is relaxing restrictions for vaccinated tourists. According to its government, starting May 15th those who received one shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or both doses of AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Moderna will only go through a simple PCR test upon arrival and will be released from quarantine if received a negative result.
The quarantine period for vaccinated travelers will be reduced to 48 hours till the COVID-19 test result is received. Please keep in mind that at least 2 weeks should pass after the second vaccine is administered, in order to benefit from this new rule. Bringing a negative coronavirus test result that was taken no more than 72 hours before travel is still mandatory, as well as taking one upon arrival at the airport. You will have to quarantine for up to 48 hours while awaiting the result, then you are free to move around the country.
To avoid any misunderstandings, please also complete the travel authorization at travelauth.health.gov.gd.
The vaccination certificate, as well as proof of a negative PCR or antigen test, should be provided at the airport to exempt the holder from obligatory quarantine. Coronavirus safety protocols such as mask-wearing, and keeping social distance are still in force.
In order to visit Croatia with no imposed restrictions, everyone entering Croatia after April 1st must provide proof of vaccination, unless a negative COVID-19 PCR test result or antigen evidence are presented. Children under seven years old are an exception for the above.
65 countries from all over the Earth are welcome to visit Cyprus beginning May 10th. No quarantine will be imposed on those who present a vaccination passport, or a negative result of the PCR test taken no longer than 3 days prior to arrival.
The 10-day quarantine, as well as testing requirements, have been lifted for those travelers who can prove to have been fully vaccinated.
Just like with any other country, travelers must continue to adhere to any public health measures that are in place in Estonia.
Travelers coming from any country around the planet may visit Georgia if presenting documentation that would confirm the arrived person has been fully vaccinated. Before crossing the border, make sure you complete the special form required by the country's government.
Starting April 19th, tourists who have received a full dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before entering the country are no longer required to quarantine or provide a negative COVID-19 PCR test. The passenger locator form must be filled in before reaching the airport.
Vaccinated travelers arriving in the country will be tested for COVID at the country's borders, free of charge. The result should be expected at the accommodation booked for up to 24 hours, after which you can freely voyage through the country. The testing requirement is not permanent and will be reviewed till June 1st.
Travelers from anywhere can travel to Montenegro without compulsory testing. By presenting proof of vaccination, with the second dose received at least 7 days before arrival, or a negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before travel, you will be permitted to visit the country.
The country imposes a 10-day quarantine for anyone arriving here unless full vaccination is proven or a negative PCR test for COVID-19 is shown. At least one week must pass after the second vaccination dose with Pfizer, 2 weeks after the second Moderna dose, 3 weeks after the second AstraZeneca dose.
Individuals who were fully vaccinated may now disregard the quarantine requirement while traveling to Romania, by simply presenting the confirmation documentation. Tourists must expect at least 10 days after their final vaccine dose to travel.
COVID vaccination is not required in the case of Lithuania, although those holding a passport confirming the immunization benefit from the exemption of showing a negative PCR test result. Please reach out to your local embassy for more detailed and up-to-date information.
As of May 23rd, Israel will be welcoming a limited number of tourist groups, as part of its border reopening program. This number will grow based on the actual health situation and immunization progress. Those tripping individually will be permitted to enter Israel in the second stage of the program, with health considerations determining the timeline.
The quarantine requirements were removed for all travelers visiting Nepal and showing evidence of full vaccination, as an attempt to revive the tourism industry and increase the economy. 72 hours before travel, please also submit a negative PCR test report, and be ready to support the costs of another PCR test upon arrival.
Starting May 1st Tahiti has reopened to international travelers who can bring proof of being vaccinated. In case of immunization with Pfizer or Moderna, you can travel the same day you receive the second dose. In the case of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, you need to wait 14 days to travel. PCR tests on arrival are still required.
As you might have observed from the huge list of countries mentioned above, the tourism industry is slowly making its first steps into recovery. More destinations are expected to announce their reopening soon, many are already open with testing requirements. Thus if there is a country you would like to book a trip to, and you would like to find out more about its requirements, do not hesitate to reach Online Travel Agencies such as WowFare help.