The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic has completely changed everyone’s travel habits. But, thanks to the recent downward trend in daily cases and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, traveling around the world is becoming easier, especially for those who are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
While many countries now only allow entry of vaccinated tourists, there are still a few nations that welcome unvaccinated travellers. Of course, these nations have their own set of borders. Before booking tickets, always check government guidelines. Here is a list of places that welcome unvaccinated travellers:
All travelers will be required to provide a negative RTPCR test upon arrival in the Maldives. The test and the negative PCR certificate must not be dated more than 96 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated visitors do not need to undergo quarantine, and tourists who are not fully vaccinated will be allowed to enter but they will have to self-isolate for two weeks, i.e. 14 days and once the isolation period is over, then they must pass the exit test before leaving quarantine.
Unvaccinated people can also travel to Croatia, either with the negative coronavirus test result taken within 72 hours of the visitor’s arrival or with an antigen test taken within 48 hours of arrival. Tourists can also enter with a medical certificate proving they have recovered from coronavirus that occurred between 11 and 180 days ago.
The Passenger Locator Form must be completed by anyone wishing to travel to Greece. According to reports, the form will contain detailed information on the passengers’ places of departure as well as the duration of previous stays in other countries. Not only that, but all tourists will be required to submit a negative coronavirus test result taken within 72 hours of arrival in Greece, or proof of a negative coronavirus rapid antigen test obtained within 48 hours of arrival .
Turkey follows similar rules to Greece, unvaccinated travelers must submit negative test results taken 72 hours before or the rapid antigen test obtained 48 hours before arrival. Proof of recovery from coronavirus within six months is also acceptable by the Turkish government. Tourists will be required to submit an online form, completed 72 hours prior to travel, and may be required to undergo a medical examination.
According to reports, unvaccinated visitors can enter Portugal as long as they can prove they are not COVID-19 positive. Tourists must submit negative test results, taken no later than 72 hours after arrival. Travelers can also submit antigen test results, a condition that remains the same as in Turkey. The Traveler’s Questionnaire must be submitted prior to departure.
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