The COVID-19 pandemic has put many people on hold for travel plans, but destinations that were once off limits to foreign tourists are ready to welcome those who have been completely vaccinated against the virus. I am.
As more needles land on the arm and certain restrictions are relaxed, travel enthusiasts are eager to get out and see the world again.
Still, public health experts advise vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans as follows: Restrict all non-essential trips.
“I think people are taking advantage of what they are aware of. Relative shortage of cases, Regained relative calm where we were to take advantage of spring break and vacation trips, “Dr. Rochelle Warrensky of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a press conference at the White House this week. I did. “For the time being, I repeat the recommendations from the CDC, saying that you should limit your trips to mandatory trips.”
As of March 31, more than 54 million Americans Both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, According to the CDC data.
Vaccinated individuals must be quarantined after traveling abroad and must be negative on the COVID-19 test before returning to the United States, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated with COVID-19.
As of March 31, the following countries are available to fully vaccinated travelers:
A small Caribbean country accepts all vaccinated travelers as much as possible. Create an official vaccination card According to the Belize Tourism Board, the second dose was given at least two weeks before the trip.
Those who can prove that they are vaccinated are exempt from the national negative COVID test requirements. All other tourists over the age of 5 must return a negative test result in order to enter Belize.
Travelers are also advised to download and complete the Belize Health App within 72 hours of arrival.
The country is below Level 3 travel recommendationsThat is, tourists need to rethink their trips.
Cyprus reopens border According to a news release from the Ministry of Tourism, on April 1st to US travelers.
Tourists who are vaccinated or who have proven negative for the COVID-19 test are guaranteed to stay “without quarantine” on the Mediterranean islands.Travelers also need to Fill in the “Flight Pass” Before boarding the flight Get another coronavirus test On arrival, according to the US Embassy in Cyprus.
All travelers arriving in Ecuador must provide proof of a negative coronavirus test at least 3 days before travel. Or show the official vaccination card According to the US Embassy, they are fully vaccinated against the virus.
“Airlines need to verify that travelers are negative on the COVID test before boarding at the point of departure,” officials said, “unless the traveler shows symptoms of COVID. You don’t have to. You can carry out compulsory preventive quarantine and move around the country freely.
Children under the age of 2 are exempt from these rules.
Ecuador is below Level 3 travel recommendationsThat is, tourists need to rethink their trips.
According to Guatemala’s tourism authorities, tourists who can prove that they have completed the vaccination process are welcome to visit Guatemala. People who have not received a COVID-19 shot can still visit as long as the coronavirus test is proven negative within 3 days of arrival.
We also welcome anyone who has recovered from the virus at least 90 days before travel and has a doctor’s note or a document from a healthcare provider, According to the US Embassy.
According to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State, after April 1st, travelers with an official vaccination card will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test upon arrival in Iceland (and negative). I need to return the result).
Officials say this is because vaccinated tourists can still get the virus and infect others.
“They don’t have to stay in quarantine, but they will wait for the results of the test at their place of stay,” according to the ministry’s website. “This requirement is temporary and will be reviewed on May 1st.”
All passengers must also pre-register for their trip. For more information, please visit the Icelandic Government website. here.
Vaccination “Highly recommended” but not required According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, for tourists who want to visit the countries of East Africa.
However, all travelers must be negative on the COVID-19 test at least 72 hours before arrival. No quarantine period is required. Visitors are free to stay in accredited tourist facilities as long as all safety protocols are followed.
This list will continue to be updated as more countries are added.