International Destinations Currently Open To COVID-19 Vaccinated Travelers

By: LAURIE BARATTI FEBRUARY 17, 2021


Where Can Vaccinated Travelers Go?

The promise of COVID-19 vaccines has been a beacon of hope for the ravaged travel industry for almost a year now. Now that they’ve arrived, it will still take a good amount of time before enough of the world’s population is vaccinated to make much difference in terms of really restarting global travel and tourism, but there are some countries that are already making provisions to allow fully-immunized visitors.

The Seychelles

This archipelagic country, located off the coast of Tanzania, began exempting fully-vaccinated travelers from its quarantine requirements back in January. Vaccinated visitors can come from any part of the world, but must have a certificate of vaccination from their national health authority attesting that they’ve received both doses of any COVID-19 vaccine, and they must still arrive with negative results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours of travel.

Non-vaccinated travelers coming from permitted countries on the Seychelles’ Category 1 and 2 lists (representing low- and medium-risk regions, respectively), as well as those arriving via private jet, must provide negative results of a PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival in order to enter the country and then self-isolate for 10 days.