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Which Countries Allow Visitors Who Have Been Vaccinated?

Country by country, these places are open to travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19—but watch out for other restrictions and requirements.

Last update: February 11, 2021

The widespread availability of Covid-19 vaccines has given world travelers the first glimmer of hope since early 2020.

Some nations have already announced plans to drop quarantine requirements for tourists who can prove they have been innoculated.

That doesn't mean borders will be wide open. Even countries that allow vaccinated visitors might still require visas or might forbid nonessential travel—though such restrictions could be dropped in time.

Additionally, there may be other restrictions depending on your origin country or the passport you're traveling with. And you might still be required to provided additional documentation about your medical status. 

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That's more easily said than done, because there is no international standard for proof of immunization. It's up to each traveler to provide proof in the form demanded at each destination, to comply with all requests for ancillary documentation, and to obey any virus-related restrictions that are in place during a visit. 

Still, the ever-growing list below is a great starting point. In one fashion or another, the places on this list have announced that they're accepting vaccinated visitors—or that they intend to. 

Cyprus

In December 2020, Cyprus Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos told the Cyprus Mail that his country plans to open for vaccinated visitors on March 1, 2021. Further details have yet to be announced. As of now, many nationalities, including Americans, are still not admitted.

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More info: Visit Cyprus

Estonia

Estonia is allowing visitors who have received the vaccine within the last six months. Also welcome are visitors who have been diagnosed with Covid-19 and have recovered within the last six months.

More info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Georgia

Starting February 1, the country began admitting visitors who completed their courses of vaccination. Further proof of a negative Covid-19 test is not required.

More info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Greece

As a experiment, Greece is open to vaccinated travelers from Israel only, but officials have announced they hope to be able to expand that permission to other nations as well.

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Iceland

Iceland now allows visitors who have completed their vaccination doses, but only if they come from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. 

More info: Visit Iceland

Israel

As a experiment, Greece is open to vaccinated travelers from Greece only, but officials have announced they hope to be able to expand that permission to other nations as well.

Lebanon

As of January 11, Lebanon dispensed with its quarantine requirement for arriving visitors who have been vaccinated. However, that proof must be supplemented by a negative Covid-19 test that is no older than 96 hours.

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More info: U.S. Embassy in Lebanon  

Mauritius

Officials from the tropical island nation located in the Indian Ocean have announced that soon, vaccinated visitors will be permitted to enter the country without quarantining. So far, the start date of this new policy has not been determined. 

More info: Mauritius Tourism Promotion Agency

Poland

On December 28, 2020, Poland announced that individuals who have been vaccinated are exempt from quarantine; however, the country adjoins several EU member nations that have not issued similar proclamations.

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More info: Republic of Poland

Romania

Romania (pictured above) will accept vaccinated visitors if at least 10 days have passed since the final dose. An advance visa is still required for many tourists.

More info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Seychelles

This island getaway in the Indian Ocean now invites anyone who has been vaccinated, but each visitor must supplement proof of vaccination with a negative Covid-19 test result that's no older than 72 hours. 

More info: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism 

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Thailand

Chamnan Srisawat, president of the Tourism Council of Thailand, has told the press that the country is working on a system that would allow vaccinated tourists to enter without quarantine. The official announcement has not yet been made.

More info: Royal Thai Embassy, Washington, D.C

Photo: Bran Castle, Romania

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