These destinations are open to fully vaccinated travelers

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Many Americans are eager to start planning travel after receiving their full COVID vaccine and booster shots. And countries are once again open to international visitors—typically, with fewer entry requirements for those who are fully vaccinated. Some destinations, like Greece and Iceland, have welcomed vaccinated travelers for much of the last year, while others, like Australia and Morocco, are just beginning to reopen.

Read on for the places to travel after your COVID vaccine.

Newly reopened destinations



Vaccinated travelers can once again visit Australia. In addition to showing proof of vaccination, visitors must also have a negative PCR test result from within three days of departure or a rapid antigen test from within 24 hours. Travelers must complete a digital passenger declaration form.

Unvaccinated travelers can only enter the country if they apply for and are granted an exemption.

All travelers must also meet varying requirements set by individual Australian states and territories.


Papua New Guinea

Vaccinated travelers can once again visit the island nation of Papua New Guinea. Travelers must show proof of vaccination, complete an online health declaration form, and present a negative COVID test result from within 72 hours of departure. Travelers must also test upon arrival at their own expense.


The Philippines

Vaccinated tourists can travel to the Philippines without quarantining, but need to show a negative PCR result from within 48 hours of departure.

Travelers must also show proof of COVID travel insurance with at least $35,000 worth of coverage in case they get sick while in the country. The government is also asking travelers to self-monitor for symptoms for at least seven days after arrival.

Unvaccinated travelers can not enter the Philippines.



Morocco re-launched international air travel for vaccinated travelers from the U.S. and elsewhere in early February. In addition to proof of vaccination, travelers must show a negative PCR result from within 48 hours of departure and complete a passenger health form. Travelers may be subject to random testing at the airport.

The country is not open to unvaccinated travelers.



Travelers from the U.S. and all other countries, regardless of vaccination status, can once again enter Norway without additional requirements as of February 12.



As of late February, travelers can visit Slovenia, regardless of their vaccination status, without additional requirements.



While not its own country, Bali is one of Indonesia’s few destinations now open to U.S. travelers with no quarantine requirement. Travelers must also provide a negative PCR result from within 48 hours of departure, show proof of payment for at least four days at a government-approved hotel, and show proof of COVID health insurance with coverage of at least $20,000. Travelers must also test upon arrival, then wait at their hotel for the results; they must test again on the third day of their stay. The same rules apply for Batam and Bintan; vaccinated travelers visiting other parts of Indonesia must undergo a 24-hour quarantine and meet additional requirements.



Portugal is now open to vaccinated travelers. The country requires travelers to show an EU Digital COVID Certificate or a vaccine certificate from an approved third-country list, which does not include the U.S. As such, vaccinated U.S. travelers must show a negative PCR test result from within 72 hours of departure or rapid test result within 24 hours. Travelers must also complete a passenger locator card.


South Korea

Starting April 1, vaccinated U.S. travelers can visit South Korea without needing to quarantine. Tourists must register their vaccination records online before their trip.


New Zealand

Starting May 1, vaccinated U.S. travelers will be able to visit new Zealand. Until then, however, the borders are only open to people traveling for a “critical purpose,” such as to work in healthcare or to be with a close family member.

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*Sources: CNTraveler

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What do France’s health and vaccine pass rules mean for tourists?

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If you’re traveling to France, here’s a guide to understanding what the health and vaccine passes are, where you need to present them, and how you can apply for them—wherever you’re traveling from.

France has tightened the rules of its vaccine pass (pass vaccinal) again. The pass initially required that people get a booster shot no more than seven months after their second vaccine dose to keep the pass active. That timeframe has been reduced to four months as of February 15.

This rule also applies to tourists visiting France. While they don’t need a booster to enter the country, they will need one to access venues where the pass is required.

The rule applies to anyone over the age of 18. Teenagers aged 12-17 can continue to use their pass without a booster.

The passes are compulsory across many places in France (there’s little you can do without one). They can be presented on smartphones or in paper format with a QR code that is scanned upon entry.

Trying to get your head around the rules of the COVID passes in France can be confusing as the rules are constantly in flux. Here’s a guide to understanding the latest rules and how they apply to visitors.


What is the difference between a health and vaccine pass?

The vaccine pass (pass vaccinal) indicates that the holder has been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and applies to anyone over the age of 16. However, people over the age of 18 must now have a booster shot to keep their pass active. In France, that means they must get their booster no more than four months after receiving the second dose of an AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or no more than two months after a Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Tourists will need to show proof of a booster shot if they are over the age of 18 to enter venues where the vaccine pass is required.

The health pass (pass sanitaire) applies for people aged between 12 and 15 and is either proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test (taken within 24 hours prior).

The passes are not required of children under the age of 12.

Do I need a health or vaccine pass to enter France?

No, the pass is only used to access domestic services and venues in France. “[The pass] does not apply in the contect of heath control at the borders,” a spokesperson for the Health Ministry told Lonely Planet. The documentation you need to enter France during the pandemic varies depending on where you are coming from. You can learn more about what’s required in CheckMyTrip, you can check the COVID-19 travel restrictions for your origin and destination as part of your travel itinerary or directly in the app, in case you don’t have a trip planned yet.

Once you’re in France, you’ll need to have the pass as it’s almost impossible to do anything without it.

Read more: 2 weeks in France

How can tourists apply for the health and vaccine pass?

If you’re traveling from the EU or any country signed up to the EU digital COVID cert program, you can present your digital COVID-19 certificate or any approved European health certificate that documents your vaccination and booster status. The French embassy in Germany confirms that if the certificate issued to you appears with a European flag, your certificate is compatible and “will be recognised during [checks] in France in the same way as French certificates.”

If you’re traveling from the UK, the French government confirmed that people vaccinated in the UK can now import their NHS QR code into the TousAntiCovid app. They can also present a digital or paper NHS certificate showing their full vaccine status as it’s recognized by the EU’s digital COVID certificate system.

If you’re traveling from the US you must apply in person through a dedicated pharmacy in France when you arrive in the country. You’ll be required to pay a fee of up to €36 (about US$44) for the service. However, it’s important to note that not all pharmacies offer this service. You might find one easily in cities such as Paris, but as you can see from this map there aren’t that many participating pharmacies spread out evenly across France.

When applying, you’ll be asked to show your passport and official vaccination certificate (CDC card) with your booster shot information. The pharmacist will convert the details from that certificate into the French system and provide you with a QR code that can be scanned at venues where the health pass is required.

In the meantime, a number of tourist sites are accepting the CDC vaccination card from American visitors. The Palace of Versailles confirmed to Lonely Planet that Americans are permitted to show their CDC vaccination certificate for entry, and it has been reported that the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are allowing it too but it is not generally accepted otherwise as a health pass.

If you’re traveling from elsewhere, follow the same process that applies to American tourists.

French citizens can upload their vaccination or testing status to the ToutsAntiCovid app, or apply for a paper version with a QR code.

Where do I need to present it?

The pass into effect last July, granting the holder access to any leisure or cultural venue across France with a capacity of more than 50 people, including museums, galleries, theaters, cinemas, concert halls, exhibition spaces, nightclubs, discos, zoos, open-air festivals, sporting venues, theme parks, libraries, swimming pools, and tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower.

In August, it was extended to restaurants, cafes and bars (both indoors and outdoors), long-distance trains and coaches, domestic flights, hospitals, nursing homes, and large shopping malls.

Can I get a vaccine pass if I have recently recovered from COVID-19?

The vaccine pass also indicates the holder has recently recovered from COVID-19 (or has a medical exemption from vaccines). If you tested positive for COVID in the EU, UK or Schengen Area country then you can upload your positive test to the EU digital COVID cert app. The test must be more than 11 days old but less than six months old.

If you tested positive for COVID outside the EU, in countries such as the US, Canada or Australia, for example, you could run into difficulties. You can see what options may be available to you through the Health Ministry website.

Where can I get tested in France?

Testing is widely available in France in most pharmacies and medical facilities but you’ll generally need to make an appointment in advance. Most pharmacies can do antigen tests for about €25, and PCR tests can cost about €45. When using the health pass as an unvaccinated person or without a booster, your testing status is only valid for 24 hours, which means you’ll need to be regularly tested to enter venues. You can find testing locations near you through the COVID testing map.

Sources Lonely Planet

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Morocco reopens to travelers. Here’s what to expect

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Morocco officially lifted its international travel ban and reopened to vaccinated foreign visitors on February 7. But, there are some requirements you’ll need to follow in order to enter. 

The move to open the borders follows “the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the kingdom” said a government statement via AFP, as hospitalization numbers stabilize across the North African country.


Morocco imposed one of the northern hemisphere’s strictest travel bans to deal with the emergence of the Omicron strain of COVID-19, closing all land, air, and sea borders to travelers on November 29. The move stranded tens of thousands of Moroccans abroad, as well as keeping international visitors within the country, when repatriation flights ended in December.

Even though Morocco has reopened to foreign visitors, there are a few requirements to enter. 

  • Those age 12 and older must present a completed health form, present a vaccination pass (passes issued by other countries are accepted according to the Visit Morocco website) and proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to boarding the flight. 
  • Visitors must also take a rapid antigen test upon arriving in Morocco. Some visitors age 7 and older will also be required to take an additional test within 48 hours of arrival at their hotel. 
  • Meanwhile, the country is still battling a growing number of coronavirus cases, particularly among the unvaccinated population, and some domestic measures remain in place. Proof of vaccination (i.e., a vaccine pass) is required to enter establishments such as hotels, cafes, restaurants, museums gyms, hammams, supermarkets, and public transport. Wearing face masks in public areas is required.

When tourists return, it’s likely they will be required to abide by the same domestic rules. US citizens should carry their Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) white card as proof of vaccination, the US Embassy says, although it “cannot be certain what proof will be accepted by individual establishments”.

The UK Embassy confirmed that Morocco will accept the UK’s proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record at the border, though whether this will be accepted has a vaccine pass has yet to be confirmed. EU citizens can present their EU Digital COVID certs as proof of vaccination as the certificate’s QR code is recognized in Morocco.

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Sources: Lonely Planet, Euronews

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Traveling to Europe this summer: The latest COVID-19 info

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When Europe reopened its borders to Americans in mid-June, it seemed to promise a summer of relative normality, with U.S. tourists boarding trans-Atlantic flights and once again freely strolling the plazas of the continent’s cities.

The American visitors are back, but, driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, so are the restrictions.


Some regions have brought back nighttime curfews and rules on socializing to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus infections among young people.


France, which is battling a fourth wave of the virus, is requiring people to show proof of vaccination or a negative coronavirus test to access restaurants, bars, shopping malls and public transport.


Italy will introduce a similar mandate to France’s in August, requiring at least one dose of the vaccine or a negative test result for social activities, including visiting museums.


Some regions have brought back nighttime curfews and rules on socializing to contain a sharp rise in coronavirus infections among young people.

On July 26, the U.S. State Department issued a series of “do not travel” advisories for Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Britain because of a rising number of coronavirus cases in those countries, raising the warning level to a 4, the highest. But just days after that warning, the British government announced that fully vaccinated Americans could visit without having to quarantine.

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Visiting Britain can also be challenging, because it uses a complex “traffic light” system that determines restrictions based on which country you are traveling from. The list also changes every three weeks, or earlier, depending on the status of the coronavirus in each destination.

So while Americans coming straight from the United States don’t have to quarantine, if they first visit France, they would be required to quarantine for 10 days and take multiple tests because of concerns over the prevalence of the Beta variant in that country.

Going from Britain to the countries of the European Union isn’t any easier. A growing number of countries in the bloc have imposed additional measures for travelers from Britain, including PCR tests and quarantine, because of the high rate of the Delta variant in Britain. All visitors traveling from Britain to Italy must present a negative Covid-19 test before departure, quarantine for five days upon arrival, and present another negative test at the end of their isolation period.

*Source: The New York Times

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What is the EU Digital Covid Certificate?

The European Commission is proposing to create a EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC), previously called the Digital Green Certificate, to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be a proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19.

How does it work?

It will be available, free of charge, in digital or paper format. It will include a QR code to ensure security and authenticity of the certificate.

In March, the head of the European Commission vaccines task force Thierry Breton unveiled the first European “health passport”

The EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE will cover three types of certificates –vaccination certificates, test certificates (NAAT/RT-PCR test or a rapid antigen test), and certificates for persons who have recovered from COVID-19.

The Commission will build a gateway and support Member States to develop software that authorities can use to verify all certificate signatures across the EU. No personal data of the certificate holders passes through the gateway, or is retained by the verifying Member State.

For whom?

All people – vaccinated and non-vaccinated – should benefit from a EU Digital COVID Certificate when travelling in the EU. To prevent discrimination against individuals who are not vaccinated, the Commission proposes to create not only an interoperable vaccination certificate, but also COVID-19 test certificates and certificates for persons who have recovered from COVID-19.

When can I get one?

Hopefully, by June.The regulation will come into force on July 1 and will have a six-week phasing-in period for any member states that need more time.

However, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on last Thursday the system would be ready at an EU level “in the next few days”, meaning member states would shortly be able to begin their domestic rollouts.

Which vaccines are recognised?

All COVID-19 vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency will be recognised by the EUDCC. These include the jabs developed by Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.

Member states will also be free to decide for themselves whether to accept other vaccines.

Only essential information and secure personal data

The certificates will include a limited set of information such as name, date of birth, date of issuance, relevant information about vaccine/test/recovery and a unique identifier of the certificate. This data can be checked only to confirm and verify the authenticity and validity of certificates.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate system is a temporary measure. It will be suspended once the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the COVID-19 international health emergency.

The latest information on coronavirus measures as well as travel restrictions are available on the Re-open EU platform.

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Sources: Official web of the European Union,

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Travel restrictions are constantly changing and affecting our travel plans. We have numerous questions regarding flights and regulations in the countries of origin and destination. 

Now in CheckMyTrip, you can check the COVID-19 travel restrictions for your origin and destination as part of your travel itinerary or directly in the app, in case you don’t have a trip planned yet.

Easily get up-to-date answers to questions like: Can I leave my country?  Which test do I need to enter my destination country? Can I go to restaurants and museums? Can I exit my layover city airport for a short visit or activity? You will stay informed, with the latest information all in one place.

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If you have a trip added CheckMyTrip, you will be able to see the COVID-19 travel information and regulations for your departure, arrival and transiting countries (in case you have a layover). You can access this information by going to the trip summary details and clicking on “Check COVID-19 travel restrictions.

If you haven’t booked yet and you are wondering which destination you can go, you can request different origin and destination countries.

Travel information and regulations include:

  • Entry and exit rules, travel bans and testing requirements  
  • Key information, including face masks, curfew orders and lockdowns  
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COVID-19 travel guidance is available for free for all CheckMyTrip users. We want to make your next trips smoother and safer.

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How to travel when you can’t travel

Stuck at home but with itchy feet for travel? Here are few tips on how to cure your wanderlust.

Plan your next holiday

Although this idea might seem a bit goofy, what you can do to bring back the travel excitement is to plan the trips for the parts of the world you’d like to visit soon, or for that big, once-in-lifetime trip.

Part of the fun of travel is the planning itself — when you begin to research and dream about the places that you’re off to see. So, when the day arrives, everything will be ready.

Visit a museum online

You can do a virtual tour around these museums and galleries straight from your couch. Google has a 500+ collection of places to do a virtual tour and browse through their exhibits. Here is a list of our top 5 picks.

Animal lover? Check these video streaming zoos.

Many zoos around the world offer live cams of their animals that can be watched any time throughout the day. A great way to entertain the whole family and even explore the wildlife.

· Pandas: Atlanta Zoo

· Penguins: Edingburg zoo

· Safari experience (including Zebra!): Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Cook some local dish from your last holiday destination

Ceviche, Ramen, Crepe or Moussaka? Difficult choice.

First, note down the ingredients you need to get in your next trip to the supermarket. Then, spoil yourself with a home-made dish from your last holiday destination. Finally, pair the dish with a tour around the photos you took there (and most probably you didn’t open since).