As the world is making progress in battling the pandemic with COVID-19 vaccinations, more and more countries have reopened their borders to welcome tourists into their nation. Travel is now one step closer and you can begin to dream about your next getaway! The good news is that if you're fully vaccinated, you won't need to go through a quarantine period when travelling to select countries. Which destinations are these, you ask? Keep reading to find out ?
Note: Do note that this is not an exhaustive list of countries with quarantine-free travel. Entry restrictions and quarantine regulations can and will change from time to time based on government decisions. Keep yourself updated on the latest information by checking the travel advisory of your intended destination.
1. Phuket, Thailand
- If you’re travelling under Phuket Sandbox, only international travellers from countries or regions with a low to medium risk of SAR-CoV-2 virus are allowed to enter Phuket. This ensures that the pandemic will be kept under control in Thailand, and tourists can travel with confidence.
- You can read more about it here.
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- International travellers from low-risk Schengen states, European Union countries, as well as third countries and regions are allowed to travel to Switzerland - check out the full list here.
- You'll be able to avoid quarantine as long as you're from countries or areas withoutvariants of concern.
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- As of June 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from the UK, India, Nepal, Portugal, Russia and more are able to travel to Germany without having to quarantine. They must have received a full dose of a vaccine approved by the European Medical Agency (EMA) at least 14 days prior to their visit.
- These vaccines include AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Modena and Johnson & Johnson.
- As of June 2021, France reopened its borders and allowed fully vaccinated visitors from all across the world to visit. As long as you have completed a full dose of one of the European Medical Agency (EMA) approved vaccines, you are not required to quarantine upon arrival.
- These vaccines are Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
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- As of April 2021, visitors will have to show a certificate of full vaccination or certificate of previous COVID infection.
- Accepted vaccines include those authorized by the European Medical Agency (EMA) which are Pfizer BioNtech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson.
- Do note that even if you are vaccinated, you still have to undergo a free Covid-19 PCR test upon arrival in Iceland and carry out a short quarantine at your accommodation until the results return (this typically takes 5-6 hours but be prepared to wait up to 24 hours if necessary).
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- As of July 2021, most countries including those from the UAE can travel to Austria as long as they are able to show proof of full vaccination.
- Approved vaccines are any of those authorized by the European Medical Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organisation, which include Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm.
- Unvaccinated children under 18 travelling with vaccinated adults are allowed to travel.
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- As of June 7, Spain is open to fully vaccinated tourists and will require tourists to show a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.
- Accepted vaccines include ones approved by the European Medical Agency (EMA) and the World Health Organisation's emergency use process. These include Pfizer, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Sinovac and Sinopharm.
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