As the vaccine rollout occurs, there are now countries accepting vaccinated tourists. This is good news as many travellers who have been fully vaccinated can bypass mandatory quarantine measures. However, I think this is only good for people who plan on travelling long term. Canada still has strict quarantine rules which are not bypassed even if you have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, most Canadians have not received both vaccines yet anyway because of the short supply in Canada.
Regardless, if you plan on travelling long term and you’re one of the lucky people that received both vaccines already, then I don’t see why you shouldn’t travel.
VIDEO – Countries Accepting Vaccinated Tourists (Complete List!)
List countries accepting vaccinated tourists that you can travel to right now
- Georgia – Certified proof of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory to bypass quarantine measures.
- Maldives – Fully vaccinated passengers can skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirements.
- Nepal – Fully vaccinated travellers who can show proof can bypass quarantine measures. Providing proof of a 72-hour PCR test is still required for entry.
- Croatia – Vaccination certification for persons who have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 14 days must have passed since taking your last shot is also mandatory.
- Cyprus – Filling out a Flight Pass 24-hours before the flight is necessary. Vaccinated passengers who can show proof that 14-days have passed since getting fully vaccinated is mandatory. They recognize Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Sputnik.
- Greece – Fully vaccinated travellers can enter Greece without any testing or quarantine requirements.
- Iceland – Travellers who present an international certificate of vaccination. Testing is a requirement on arrival and you need to wait 2-24 hour to get the test results back.
- Kosovo – Providing proof that two weeks have passed since getting fully vaccinated is required.
- Malta – Fully vaccinated passengers can enter Malta starting June 1, 2021.
- Moldova – Fully vaccinated travellers holding a certificate of administration of the COVID-19 vaccine can bypass the quarantine rule.
- Montenegro – Proving proof that 7 days have passed since getting fully vaccinated is required.
- Lebanon – Proving proof of vaccination certificate is required to bypass quarantine measures. However, you might need to do a PCR test upon arriving at the airport.
- Bahamas – Fully vaccinated travellers can skip PCR testing as long as 2 weeks have passed since receiving the last shot. You must bring proof of vaccination.
- Belize – Vaccinated travellers need to show proof that 2 weeks has passed since their second dose of vaccination.
- El Salvador – Proof of vaccination will be exempt from PCR testing.
- Guatemala – Tourists will be exempt from testing or quarantine after showing evidence that they have received both COVID-19 doses. 2 weeks must have passed since the last dose.
- Panama – Fully vaccinated travellers can enter the country as long as they show proof of receiving both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Seychelles – Must wait 14 days after getting the last dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before flying to Seychelles. Passengers need to show proof of negative PCR test 72 hours from arrival. Providing proof of full vaccination is also required.
- Tunisia – Proof of receiving both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory to bypass quarantine measures.
- Ecuador – Travellers who can show proof of full vaccination can skip testing requirements.
Seeing the list of countries accepting vaccinated tourists is good news to me. I’d love to travel outside Canada this coming December. My target travel destination in Nepal. It’s good news that they allow fully vaccinated passengers to enter their country. This means that rules might become more flexible come December of 2021.
By the time I leave Canada to travel again, it would have been 2 years since I travelled internationally. For travel lovers, that feels like an eternity. I for one welcome the fact that many countries are now allowing vaccinated tourists to enter their country. Hopefully, more countries follow suit as the world slowly goes back to normal.