Meanwhile, Denmark has announced plans to launch a coronavirus digital passport by the end of February that will act as documentation the holder has been fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
As a result, a number of destinations are choosing to either drop border restrictions for travelers who’ve been fully vaccinated, or ease them significantly.
From Cyprus to the Seychelles, here are seven destinations reopening to tourists who’ve received the Covid-19 vaccine.
Late last year, Cyprus official revealed plans to drop restrictions for vaccinated travelers.
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Back in December, Cyprus became the first destination to announce plans to allow travelers who’ve been fully vaccinated to enter without having to go into quarantine.
In addition, visitors who provide proof that they’ve received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to visit without providing a negative PCR test result on arrival.
While it was previously claimed that the new rules would come into effect on March 1, this not been confirmed by government officials as yet.
Currently travelers who are permitted to visit Cyprus have the option to either provide a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours before travel, or undergo a test on arrival.
They must then go into quarantine for two weeks in government-assigned accommodation. The isolation period can be shortened slightly if travelers undergo a molecular test on their tenth day of quarantine at their own expense and receive a negative result.
EU travelers arriving in Estonia who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine.
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The European country is also accepting those with vaccinations from nine suppliers across the world rather than just Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech or Oxford-AstraZeneca, the three that have been approved by the European Union.
Only vaccination certificates produced in Estonian, Russian or English will be recognized and visitors who’ve previously had Covid will need to submit a doctor’s certificate, as well as a recent PCR test indicating they are no longer infected with the virus.
Visitors who provide evidence they are fully vaccinated will be exempt from quarantine in Georgia.
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Georgia, which sits at the crossroads between Asia and Europe, has also opted to lift restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Georgia recently announced that all visitors who’ve received two doses of any Covid-19 vaccine are permitted to enter the nation without producing a negative PCR test.
Non-vaccinated travelers must present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel and are also required to take a second test “at their own expense” on day three of their stay.
Those who’ve traveled to the United Kingdom within 14 days of their visit must undergo a 12-day mandatory quarantine upon entry.
In May, Iceland is ditching border restrictions for those who’ve had a full course of the Covid vaccine.
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From May 1, fully vaccinated travelers from European Union countries, as well as Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, can skip quarantine when they arrive in Iceland and will not be required to submit a negative PCR test.
Visitors who can provide a paper vaccination in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English proving they’ve had two doses of one of the three main Covid-19 vaccines will be exempt from border restrictions.
Non-vaccinated arrivals from destinations where travel to Iceland is permitted must take a Covid test on arrival, before going into quarantine for five to six days and taking a second test.
Exemptions will be made in some circumstances, such as those with a valid medical reason.
Poland has been allowing travelers to enter without going into quarantine since December 28.
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Travelers from EU countries can visit Poland without undergoing its mandatory 10-day quarantine “on the basis of a certificate confirming vaccination against Covid-19.”
Those who provide a negative SARS‑CoV‑2 test on arrival are also exempt as long as there’s no more than 48 hours between the time they receive their test result and the time they cross the border.
Fully vaccinated visitors arrivijng in Romania can also avoid having to quarantine.
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All travelers arriving in Romania from permitted destinations who have been fully vaccinated from Covid have been exempt from quarantining on arrival since January 18.
The new rules were announced by the European’s country’s National Committee for Emergency Situations (CNSU), who stipulated that visitors and returning residents will need to show evidence that they’ve had two doses of the vaccine in order to avoid mandatory isolation.
The second dose must have been administered at least 10 days prior to their arrival.
Those who submit a PCR taken no fewer than 72 hours before entry must quarantine for 10 days.
Vaccinated travelers can visit the Seychelles without having to isolate, but they are still required to submit a negative PCR test.
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Fully vaccinated visitors are now permitted to enter the remote destination situated off the coast of Tanzania without having to quarantine for 10 days.
However, those who’ve received a full course of any Covid-19 vaccine are still required to present a negative PCR test result taken within 72 hours of travel, as well as a certificate from their national health authority verifying that they’ve been fully vaccinated.
The 115-island nation is aiming to become the first nation to vaccinate its entire population after receiving a donation of 50,000 doses from the United Arab Emirates government.
President Wavel Ramkalawan hopes over 70% will be vaccinated by mid-March. Restrictions will be further relaxed if this target is reached, meaning those permitted to enter the Seychelles will only have to submit proof of a negative Covid-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.
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