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Where you can travel if you have had the Covid-19 vaccine

With vaccine programmes underway the world over and the UK on track to have all adults vaccinated before the end of summer, we take a look at the places allowing unrestricted entry to vaccinated travellers

Where can you travel if you have a Covid-19 vaccine (Shutterstock)

With vaccine programmes underway the world over and the UK on track to have all adults vaccinated before the end of summer, we take a look at the places allowing unrestricted entry to vaccinated travellers...

This list is up to date as of 5:00pm on 16 June.  

Things to remember before booking your flight

  • This list is based on UK travellers. Please note that some countries will offer unrestricted entry for people who have been vaccinated from some countries and not others. 
  • Other entry requirements may be in place and the situation changes quickly, so always double-check the government advice before travelling and stay up to date with the latest border information with our Covid travel update. 
  • Don't forget about the UK government's traffic light system. Make sure you know if your country of choice is on the green, amber or red list before you travel. And make sure you know what each list means. 
  • Don't forget about restrictions on travellers to the UK. Currently, anyone entering the UK has to either quarantine at home or go into hotel quarantine, depending on where you are travelling from.  While the UK government is discussing a vaccine passport, for the moment these travel restrictions remain in place. 
  • You may not have to have a vaccine to visit a country. Some countries are open, or are planning on opening, to travellers regardless of whether they have a vaccine or not – measures similar to last summer such as providing proof of a negative Covid-19 test are still being used by some countries. See details on our Covid travel update. 

Where can you travel if you have had a Covid-19 vaccine? 

Madeira is offering unrestricted entry to vaccinated travellers

Madeira is offering unrestricted entry to vaccinated travellers

Countries in Africa allowing vaccinated visitors

At the moment, the Seychelles is the only place in Africa offering entry for vaccinated Brits (Shutterstock)

At the moment, the Seychelles is the only place in Africa offering entry for vaccinated Brits (Shutterstock)

Seychelles

All travellers from the UK can now enter the Seychelles whether they have had the vaccine or not. You just need a negative
PCR test no older than 72 hours.

Tunisia

If you have had both doses of the vaccine or have tested positive at least six weeks before travelling, you can enter Tunisia without any restrictions. Tunisia has also announced that travellers visiting Tunisia as part of a package holiday will not need to self-isolate, provided they have a negative test no older than 72 hours, have proof of a holiday organised by a tour operator, remain in a. bubble with your tour group and complete this questionnaire

Countries in Asia allowing vaccinated visitors

Israel

If you have been vaccinated then you will not have to isolate omn arrival in Israel. There are still many restrictions in place, however, that even vaccinated travellers have to follow. You will need an entry permit which you can get by submitting your request to the Israeli Embassy in London. You will also need proof of a negative result no older than 72 hours. You also need to fill in an inbound passenger statements at least 24 hours before travelling to Israel.

Jordan 

Fully vaccinated travellers can go to Jordan with no restrictions. You will need to register before travelling and upload by proof that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Jordan is accepting NHS vaccine cards, doctors letters and hospital printouts as evidence of being vaccinated.

Lebanon

Travellers who have proof of a vaccine will be exempt from quarantine in Lebanon.

Kyrgyzstan

If you are fully vaccinated you can enter Kyrgyzstan without any restrictions. If you are not vaccinated, you will need proof of a negative test no older than 72 hours to enter.

Countries in Europe allowing vaccinated visitors

Georgia is allowing vaccinated UK travellers to enter (Shutterstock)

Georgia is allowing vaccinated UK travellers to enter (Shutterstock)

Azerbaijan

Only fully-vaccinated travellers can enter Azerbaijan. To enter, you will need a negative test no older than 72 hours as well as a 'Covid-19 passport' to prove you have had both doses of the vaccine.  You will need proof of a test no older than 72 hours before your flight.  Ticket holders for UEFA EURO 2020 matches scheduled in Baku will not need a 'Covid passport’ but will need proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result. 

Bulgaria

UK travellers can enter Bulgaria if they have a vaccine certificate to prove they have had the second dose of the vaccine at least 14 weeks before travelling. Those who have not been vaccinated can enter Bulgaria with proof of a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, proof of a rapid antigen test no older than 47 hours, or a positive PCR/ rapid antigen test showing you have recovered from Covid-19 between 15 and 180 days before arrival in Bulgaria. 

Canary Islands

If you have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine you will not need a negative test to enter. Even if you have only had one dose of the vaccine, you can enter the Canary Islands without proof of a negative test, provided you had it at least 15 days before arriving in the Canary Islands. 

Croatia

UK travellers who have proof of a negative test no offer than 48 hours or have a vaccination certificate showing they had a second dose more than 14 days before travel can enter Croatia for tourism.

Cyprus

UK travellers will need proof of a negative test no older than 72 hours to be allowed to enter Cyprus. Alternatively, you can show proof of having two Covid-19 vaccinations. It is advised that until there are specified ways to certify vaccinations, you should come prepared with a negative test. 

Denmark

Fully vaccinated UK travellers can now enter Denmark for non-essential reasons. You will need to have had both doses of the the vaccine at least 14 days before travel and you will not need to test or self-isolate. If you have not been fully vaccinate you can only enter if you have a 'worthy purpose' and will need proof of a negative test no older than 48 hours. Please note that Blackburn with Darwen, Bolton, Rossendale and Bedford are on Denmark's red list meaning residents of these areas cannot enter for non-essential reasons even if they are fully vaccinated. 

Estonia

People who have had the Covid-19 vaccine or have recovered from the virus within the last 6 months will be able to avoid Estonia’s 10-day quarantine and testing requirements.

France

If you have been fully vaccinated you can travel to France for any reason and will not need to self-isolate on arrival but will still need either negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test no older than 48 hours

Georgia

Those who have had the full course of the Covid-19 vaccine and can prove it will be granted unrestricted entry to Georgia.

Greece

Those who have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days before travel can enter Greece without needing to quarantine on arrival. 

Iceland

Those who have immunity from the virus or who have been vaccinated will be exempt from border measures.

Lithuania

If you have proof of being fully vaccinated, you will be exempt from having to have proof of a test and from having to isolate on arrival in Lithuania. 

Madeira and Port Santo

The regional government of Madeira and Port Santo is allowing anyone who has had a second dose of the vaccine at least 15 days before arrival, or has recovered from the virus in the past 90 days to enter without the need of a negative test result on arrival.

Moldova

Those who have a document to confirm they have had both doses of a Covid vaccine will not need to quarantine on arrival in Moldova and will not need proof of a negative test.

Montenegro

Montenegro is allowing vaccinated travellers who have had the second dose at least seven days before arriving to enter the country. Non-vaccinated travellers can also enter but will need proof of a negative test no older than 48 hours.

Poland

If you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 you can avoid quarantine in Poland.

Portugal 

Portugal is planning to open to vaccinated British travellers from the 17 March. You will need proof of a vaccine or proof of immunisation.

Slovenia

UK travellers can avoid quarantine in Slovenia if they have had the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech seven days before arrival, the second dose of Modern 14 days before travel or a second dose of Oxford/ AstraZeneca 21 days before arrival.

Romania

Those who have had both doses of the vaccine or have recovered from the virus between 14 and 90 days before travel will not have to isolate in Romania.

Countries in Latin America allowing vaccinated visitors

So far, Belize is the only South American country offering unrestricted entry for vaccinated travellers (Shutterstock)

So far, Belize is the only South American country offering unrestricted entry for vaccinated travellers (Shutterstock)

Belize

If you have had two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine then you will be exempt from any of the airport testing in place at the airport.

Ecuador 

Those who have had two doses of a Covid vaccine will not need proof of a negative test and will not need to quarantine on arrival in Ecuador.

El Salvador

To enter El Salvador you will either need proof of a negative test no older than 72 hours or proof that you have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. 

Countries in the Caribbean allowing vaccinated visitors

St Kitts and Nevis is planning to allow vaccinated travellers to visit from 29 May (Shutterstock)

St Kitts and Nevis is planning to allow vaccinated travellers to visit from 29 May (Shutterstock)

Bahamas

Those who have had both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine can enter the Bahamas without needing a test. 

St Kitts and Nevis

From 29 May, those who have had both doses of the vaccine at least 14 days before travelling will be allowed to enter St Kitts and Nevis. You will also need proof of a negative test no older than 72 hours.

St Lucia

If you have been fully vaccinated and received your second dose at least 14 days before arriving then you will not have to quarantine on arrival in St Lucia.

Ones to watch

Hawaii is reportedly looking to allow vaccinated travellers to avoid quarantine, starting with easing restrictions on domestic visitors first before opening the option up to international travellers. Over in Thailand, the country has already introduced a system allowing visitors to quarantine on yachts and is now making plans to allow vaccinated visitors to avoid quarantine altogether. Thailand is expected to start allowing vaccinated travellers to visit from July.

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