With more than a year since the start of the global pandemic, traveling has been off-limits for most of us. However, things begin looking up as more and more people get vaccinated. Once you get your COVID-19 shots, here are the countries you can visit in the near future.
Iceland is a mysterious, beautiful country that is on the must-visit list for millions of tourists. Starting from March 18, Iceland allows travelers who have been fully vaccinated to enter the country without mandatory COVID-19 testing. The vaccine must be approved by the European Medicines Agency, which means you can get a Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Ecuador is a South American country that has a lot to offer to the tourists who love beautiful nature. Starting from March 17, Ecuador issued new guidelines for the tourists. Right now, you can enter the country in one of three cases: you have already had COVID-19 with no current symptoms, you have a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than three days, or you have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Slovenia has recently opened up for travelers from foreign countries, but it has divided the countries into several lists. Visitors from countries from the red list can only enter Slovenia on one of several conditions: a negative COVID-19 PCR test done in less than 48 hours before the arrival or full vaccination with one of the approved vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca.
If you’re in the mood for some tropical paradise, you should definitely consider visiting Seychelles. Not only is this Indian Ocean island one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, but it is also open to tourists from around the world. You need to have two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to enter Seychelles, and the second dose should be done more than two weeks prior to your arrival.
Georgia is a gorgeous country with beautiful mountains and stunning nature. Starting from February 1, Georgia also opened its doors to any traveler who is fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. You need to supply proof that you received two doses. For travelers from several countries such as the UK and the US, two negative PCR tests are viewed as a substitute for vaccination proof.
Belize is a Central American country that is traditionally attractive to tourists. To allow as many travelers into Belize as possible, the government allows entry to any tourist who has received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine with the second dose being administered more than 14 days before arrival. Instead of a vaccination card, you can also supply a negative PCR test done less than 96 hours before arrival.
The small but fascinating state of Montenegro, located in Europe, is now allowing tourists from all over the world to enter the country on one of two conditions. You can either be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus with the last shot being administered more than 7 days before arrival, or you can supply a negative PCR test done less than 72 hours before arrival.