With the Covid-19 vaccine rollout well underway, several European nations and a tropical island haven are now welcoming vaccinated travellers who do not need to quarantine on arrival.
Poland, Georgia, Estonia, Romania, Iceland, Madeira, Cyprus and the Seychelles are all welcoming vaccinated travellers without testing or quarantine restrictions.
Poland are now allowing travellers from European Union nations to enter with proof of vaccination. “Persons who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempted from the obligatory quarantine (on the basis of a certificate confirming vaccination against Covid-19),” Poland’s entry rules state.
Georgia has also reopened to travellers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Visitors who have been fully vaccinated will not require testing or quarantine and the country is also accepting visitors from “high-risk nations” providing they are able to show proof of vaccination.
Estonia recently announced it will allow individuals from lower-risk countries who have recovered from the coronavirus or have received an approved coronavirus vaccine to visit without quarantining. Proof of previously testing positive for the coronavirus or a vaccination certificate in English, Russian or Estonian will be accepted for entry.
Romanialifted quarantine requirements for vaccinated travellers on January 18, allowing travellers from permitted countries such as England entry without testing or quarantine after 10 days from their final dose of the vaccine.
Iceland are also allowing travellers from low-risk countries in Europe to visit without restrictions providing they “are in possession of valid documentation that proves prior infection or vaccination against Covid-19”
The Portuguese island of Madeira has confirmed that vaccinated tourists are now exempt from the mandatory RT-PCR testing upon arrival “if they can present a document that certifies that they have been vaccinated against Covid-19”. People who have tested positive in the last 90 days may also be excused, “if they are provided with a medical document that proves and certifies that this carrier is recovered from the disease COVID-19 and that it has occurred in the last three months”.
The island of Cyprus has also announced that starting in March, it will welcome vaccinated travellers who are permitted to visit Europe.
Fancy something a little more tropical? The islands of the Seychelles now allow “all visitors from any part of the world who have been vaccinated” to enter without quarantining.
The Seychelles’ list of permitted countries for incoming travel no longer applies to those who have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before their arrival.
Vaccinated visitors will still be required to supply a negative coronavirus test result in the form of a PCR test taken less than 72 hours before travel, however the tourism board of the Seychelles has confirmed that those visitors who have been vaccinated and provide a negative Covid test are allowed free movement throughout their stay in Seychelles.