Countries allowing quarantine-free travel

Published on : Thursday, September 9, 2021

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 As the implementation of the vaccine passport has wheeled up, there are many countries, which are easing their quarantine requirements. These countries around the world are making allowances to accommodate international arrivals. There are some countries providing a quarantine-free travel experience to all of the international visitors.

Jordan

Jordan is famous for its generosity and hospitality. These are simply boundless since ancient times, the country has always been welcoming to countless domestic and international visitors. Now the tourists can visit the ancient rock city of Petra. The passengers entering Jordan must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test result for passengers arriving from Egypt, Turkey, Iraq must be issued by an approved laboratory. Upon the arrival, fully-jabbed passengers along with children under the age of 5 years will not be subjected to further PCR testing.

Maldives

If you love the pristine waters and sandy beaches then you can plan to go to Maldives. This Asian country involves with an untouched tropical island with waving palm trees, white dreamy beaches and shimmering turquoise lagoons- Maldives will definitely not disappoint. This country is also a haven for scuba divers with its beautiful coral reefs and teeming undersea marine environment. Unless you are arriving from the United Kingdom, fully-vaccinated travellers will not be subjected to quarantine. Note that fully vaccinated travellers from the UK are currently subject to four-day quarantine, while non-vaccinated UK travellers must quarantine for 14 days.

As for visitors from other parts of the world, there are no quarantine requirements as long as they are in possession of a medical certificate with a negative (COVID-19) RT-PCR test result. The test must have been taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. Travellers must complete a Traveller Health Declaration at most 24 hours before departure.

Dubai

Dubai will also be a good choice for you if have excellent restaurants, fine spas, international shopping, luxury hotels and alluring nightlife which constitute your idea of the perfect holiday. Dubai appeals to global foodies, shoppers, lovers of art and those simply looking to have some fun. Dubai also boasts some Middle East and Asian flavours with its laid-back ambience of the traditional souks, its art galleries as well as local gastronomy. With its unbelievable collection of offerings, tourists can find Dubai catering to both simple living and luxurious lifestyles alike. The tourist visa applications for all countries are now being issued. These include countries under the UAE’s banned list provided that they have received the World Health Organization (WHO)-approved vaccines.

Foreign tourists from certain countries are allowed entry with no on-arrival quarantine imposed should they are able to meet the necessary requirements. However, tourists departing from the UAE’s list of banned countries will not be granted entry.

All passengers travelling to Dubai from any other point of origin must hold a negative COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test certificate for a test issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to take another test upon arrival. Children under the age of 12 and passengers who have a moderate or severe disability are exempt from taking a COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test.

 Seychelles Islands

Seychelles is the jewel in the Indian Ocean. It is one of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Seychelles has temptation of sparkling beaches scattered perfectly across the country’s 115 islands. This East African nation has a chance that the pristine sandy beaches fail to enchant both national and international travellers. With all, Seychelles has lush jungle featuring scores of charming wildlife that will surely do the trick. Seychelles is open to travellers from all over the world. Right now, visitors from South Africa, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh will not be granted entry. Fully vaccinated status is not mandatory, although travellers are strongly encouraged to have been fully immunized prior to travel.

A Health Travel Authorisation (HTA) is required for every passenger entering Seychelles along with a negative PCR test taken maximum of 72hrs before departure

Mexico

Mexico boasts lush tropical forests, cacti-infected deserts, as well as sandy beaches and lagoons. As such, visiting the country means availing yourself of its various activities of the great outdoors. Here you can choose to recline lazily on the beach, and enjoy a leisurely evening walk in the open air, and even snorkel your way around a Caribbean reef. Mexico is currently open for international tourists, which means that travellers can fly to Mexico with no mandatory quarantine period upon arrival. The Mexican government strongly advises locals and visitors to continue practising all stringent COVID-19 preventive measures which include social distancing and proper hand hygiene practices among others.

Greece

Greece is a destination unlike any other. In a land where the line between mythology and history is blurred, Greece boasts scores of ancient ruins, museums, temples, along with alluring islands and beaches. Greece is allowing international arrivals to travel without the need to quarantine providing they are arriving from a quite extensive list of countries.

The list extends to all European Union and Schengen Area countries like USA, UK, Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, China, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Moldova, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, UAE and Ukraine.

The international travellers from the above countries are eligible for a quarantine-free journey so long as they have been fully vaccinated with approved vaccines and 14 days have elapsed from the date of their final jab. The tourists must also be able to provide a negative PCR test issued within 72 hours before travel or proof of infection within the past two to nine months.

Iceland

Iceland has allowed all vaccinated travellers to visit the country even those from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Schengen Area. This providing that said travellers are able to produce a valid vaccination certificate detailing which vaccine was administered, who the issuer was and the batch number of the vaccine.

Spain

Spain is opening to fully vaccinated travellers from around the world without needing to quarantine or to provide a negative COVID test. It is to be noted that this does not apply to visitors from the following countries deemed as high risk: Brazil, South Africa, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia and Namibia. The international tourists from said countries must undergo a 10-day quarantine upon arrival.

Those who are yet to be vaccinated may also enter the country but must undergo a diagnostic test to enter Spain. The test must be taken within 48 hours before arrival. The tests accepted are PCR, RT-LAMP, RT-PCR and TMA.

Switzerland

Fully vaccinated travellers or those who have recovered from the infection in the last six months will be able to enter Switzerland without any quarantine and pre-testing measures unless they are travelling from areas with variants of concern. However, as per the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, there are no longer any countries on the list of countries with a variant of concern.

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