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Ask LP: What countries can I travel to if I’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine? / By Alex Butler / Lonely Planet


Sep 5, 2021

ALEX BUTLERLonely Planet Writer5 DAYS AGOThe Seychelles is one spot welcoming travelers who have been vaccinated ©Jenny Sturm/Shutterstock

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts are underway around the world, many people are hoping that getting the doses could be their ticket to international travel.
And in a number of countries, proving that you’ve received a vaccine will grant you access – and the chance to skip the quarantine period that has curbed so much leisure travel. Find out what countries are allowing entry for vaccinated travelers. 


Mandatory quarantine will be waived for travellers to Estonia who can prove they’ve received the vaccine from one of its nine agreed global suppliers.

Travelers will be required to provide a vaccination record that includes both the manufacturer and batch numbers for their vaccine in English, Russian or Estonian.

Travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months can also skip quarantine if they can supply a doctor’s certificate. Find out more here


International travelers who can prove they’ve received a two-dose course of a COVID-19 vaccine can arrive by air in Georgia.

There are separate entry rules for unvaccinated visitors based on their destination of origin. Find out more here

A man stands in the darkness with the northern lights shining above.
Iceland is allowing passengers who have received the COVID-19 vaccine and meet certain requirements © pete.lomchid / Getty Images


One of the world’s most coveted travel destinations, Iceland will allow qualifying visitors to skip testing and quarantine if they have proof they’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Travelers will need to show an approved digital or paper vaccination certificate in Icelandic, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English to skip screenings.

However, this doesn’t guarantee entry to all vaccinated people, as currently non-EU citizens are not allowed to visit Iceland. Find out more here.


Poland accounced in December that quarantine would not be required for people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

However, Poland is still only allowing travelers from certain countries of origin. Find out more here

A castle on a hill stands in front of a lush mountainous area.
Bran Castle is one of Romania’s top attractions ©Gaspar Janos/Shutterstock


The country is waiving quarantine for those who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The country announced that arriving travelers won’t need to quarantine if they’ve had two doses of the vaccine and at least ten days have passed since their second dose.

However, they will need to show proof of vaccination. Find out more here


Travelers with a certificate of vaccination and proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure can visit this beautiful 115-island nation in the Indian Ocean.

However, visitors will only be able to enter two weeks after they get their second vaccine dose.

Travelers will have to upload their vaccine certificate and negative test result to the Seychelles’ Travel Authorization application portal prior to departure, along with their passport information and flight and accommodation details. Find out more here

Other destinations, such as Singapore, have mulled whether vaccinated travelers will be allowed in as countries continue to weigh how to safely bring back travel while protecting local residents.

But where you can travel may depend on where you are from, as certain countries will allow vaccinated travelers from those that share a reciprocal agreement.

Israel, Greece and Cyprus have recently agreed to allow travelers with a vaccine passport to travel between their countries. 

Read more: 

Will I have to get a COVID vaccine before I travel in 2021?
Travelers could face costs of £1750 under the UK’s new quarantine rules
New Zealand may stay closed to visitors for the rest of the year

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