Entry without compulsory testing or quarantine
Are you finally going on your Easter vacation again? For some people, this should soon be more relaxed again. Because there are signs of an interesting development in international travel: Anyone who has already been vaccinated against the coronavirus or has verifiably survived an infection can cross the border again in some countries without any conditions – no mandatory testing, no quarantine. While a vaccination pass for travelers is still being discussed in the European Union (EU), the following countries and travel destinations have already created facts.
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On the popular holiday island in the Atlantic, travelers who are already fully vaccinated are not required to submit a negative PCR test. According to the tourist office, the vaccination certificate must be in English and contain important information such as name, date of birth, type of vaccine and date of vaccination. The test is also not required for people who have already suffered a corona infection in the past 90 days and can prove this with a medical certificate. All other visitors to the island must still present a negative PCR test.
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Anyone who has been vaccinated against the coronavirus within the past six months or who has demonstrably recovered from Covid-19 can re-enter without restrictions, such as a mandatory test. This is stipulated by the current entry regulations. In both cases, medical evidence must be presented, which can be found in the travel and safety information of the Foreign Office (AA) for Estonia.
In the neighboring country, the ten-day quarantine obligation and corona test obligation do not apply, among other things, for people who have been verifiably vaccinated against the virus. In order to avoid the quarantine otherwise, all other tourists need a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 48 hours, according to the Foreign Office.
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In this country, too, the obligation to test has been lifted for travelers who can be shown to have been vaccinated or have recovered from Corona in the past 90 days. According to the AA, the second vaccination dose must have been administered at least 10 days before entering Romania. If the infection has survived, at least 14 days must have passed from the test result to entry.
The Caucasus country allows unrestricted entry by air for people who are fully vaccinated against the virus and have proof of it. A vaccine that requires two injections requires both doses. All others require a PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours. According to the AA, another test is necessary after entry.
The country on the Mediterranean is making good progress with vaccination – and is giving vaccinated people greater freedom. According to information from the AA, there are exceptions to the test and quarantine requirement upon entry for travelers who can prove that they have already been vaccinated or have already been sick with Covid-19. However, for the time being there is still an entry ban for foreigners. According to the AA, exceptions only apply to foreign travelers who can prove that they live in Israel.
In the island state in the Indian Ocean, there is at least no quarantine requirement for travelers who can prove a complete vaccination. The vaccination must be two weeks ago, according to the travel advice of the AA. However: A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours must still be submitted.
In these countries, too, more freedom is demanded for vaccinated people
For the time being, Greece can only be visited with a negative PCR test result. But in summer they want to allow entry with a test or vaccination. The country, which is heavily dependent on tourism, is very committed to the EU vaccination certificate: “The people who are vaccinated must be allowed to travel freely,” said Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis weeks ago. Spain, Portugal and Malta have indicated their approval. In Australia, for example, there could be compulsory vaccinations for travelers.
First airline announces that it will only take vaccinated people with it
The Australian airline Qantas announced in November that it would only take vaccinated people on certain routes. Other airlines were then irritated. The aviation association BDL promptly made it clear that it did not think so.
So far, there is almost no provider among the cruise lines that plans to require vaccinations, as an overview of the Cruisetricks.de portal shows. These include the most relevant shipping companies for German holidaymakers Aida Cruises, TUI Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, MSC Cruises and Costa. Ultimately, however, the ports called have a say in this.
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