If you've had your COVID-19 vaccination done - both doses - then you're eligible to travel to, at least, seven different countries that have either dropped their border restrictions or eased them for people who are fully COVID-19 vaccinated and want to travel there without having to quarantine.
Qatar also recently announced that fully vaccinated individuals were now exempt from quarantine requirements following travel abroad or exposure to a COVID-19 positive case when they return.
Here's how can register for the COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.iloveqatar.net/coronavirus/guideTips/how-to-register-online-for-covid-19-vaccine-in-qatar
Find out which countries are now open and quarantine-free for COVID-19 vaccinated individuals who wish to travel again.
Disclaimer: The rules in the below-mentioned countries and in Qatar may change depending on the COVID-19 situation. Before you make your bookings, please check with the relevant authorities, airlines, embassies or travel agents to ensure your holiday isn't affected.
If you're full vaccinated against COVID-19, why not take a trip to Seychelles which has removed quarantine requirements for people wanting to travel to the beautiful island for a little getaway. However, a PCR negative test result obtained within 72 hours of travel is still a requirement, along with a Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
Seychelles which is made up of 115 islands plans on becoming the first county to vaccinate all of its people. If it achieves this, it will further relax its requirements and travellers will only require a PCR negative test obtained within 72 hours of travel. (CNN)
For anyone wanting to visit Georgia on their next break and is fully vaccinated, all they need to do is show a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Georgia.
Estonia is accepting travellers who have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated or those that have recovered from the virus in the last six months. The only requirement to enter the country is showing a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated from one of nine global COVID-19 vaccine suppliers or have recovered from the virus.
Head of the Health Board's Infectious Diseases Surveillance and Epidemic Control Department, Estonia, Hanna Sepp told Err News:
"[A certificate] must reflect the individual's personal data in Estonian, Russian or English, as well as the disease against which the person has been vaccinated, when the vaccine was formulated, which vaccine was used, as well as data on the issuer of the vaccine, and the vaccine batch number."
Cyprus was the first country to announce that it would allow all travellers who were fully COVD-19 vaccinated to visit the country without having to quarantine as long as they have valid proof like a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. A negative PCR test result is not required. (CNN)
Romania announced that starting 18 January 2021, travellers wishing to vacation in Romania will not need to quarantine if they have been fully COVID-19 vaccinated and can provide proof in terms of a MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated. It's important to note that travel will only be allowed into Romania if the second COVID-19 vaccine dose has been administered at least 10 days before the travelling date. (CNN)
As of 28 December 2020, people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 have been exempted from the obligatory quarantine when they enter Poland as long as they provide a Hamad Medical Corporation/MoPH certificate that verifies they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated.
Similarly, since 23 January 2021, individuals who have a negative PCR test result that's taken less than 48 hours before they travel can enter Poland. (Website of the Republic of Poland)
Travel to Iceland, without having to quarantine, is possible for people if they have been full vaccinated against COVID-19, and though they will not be required to undergo COVID-19 screening in Iceland or present a negative PCR test before boarding from Doha, a MoPH certificate that verifies you are fully COVID-19 vaccinated is mandatory. COVID-19 vaccines allowed are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. (Government of Iceland) The Iceland border control will evaluate whether a certificate is valid and will consult with a representative of the Chief Epidemiologist (health care worker) as needed, who will determine if it's valid or not. (Landlaeknir)
The certificate must be in English, Icelandic, French, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish. However, if it is in Arabic or another language, it must be accompanied by a certified stamped translation in one of the mentioned languages. (Landlaeknir)
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