Thousands of Irish holidaymakers will head to sunnier shores over the coming months as many countries reopen to tourists despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

With high vaccination rates across most of Europe and beyond, Irish passengers eligible for an EU Covid certificate will be exempt from additional measures such as testing and quarantine in EU member states. EU.

However, there are still many people across the country who have not had any Covid vaccines and questions are being raised about their fitness to travel this summer.

As things stand, unvaccinated people can still receive an EU Covid certificate to travel to Europe via recovery or official testing, but there are a number of countries around the world that will still allow unvaccinated people. vaccinated to spend their holidays there.

So if you’re not planning on getting vaccinated and are looking to organize a summer break, here’s everything we know about viable destinations.

Mexico

There are currently no vaccination or Covid-19 test requirements to enter Mexico.



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However, those entering will be required to complete a health survey upon arrival.

As there are no direct flights between Ireland and Mexico, travelers should ensure they also comply with the transit country’s Covid-19 requirements.

El Salvador

As of November 17, 2021, El Salvador has completely eliminated health requirements to enter the country, which means that it is not necessary to present a vaccination card or PCR tests.

However, each visitor must follow the entry requirements established by the countries where he is stopping over, before arriving in El Salvador.

Slovenia

All passengers entering Slovenia must present a recognized certificate proving that they have been vaccinated, tested or have recovered from Covid-19.

Failing that, visitors can choose to self-quarantine for seven days, if they have proof that they have sorted accommodation.

Maldives

All Irish passengers traveling to the Maldives must be in possession of a negative RT-PCR test taken no later than 96 hours before departure.

Passengers must also complete a Traveler Health Declaration Form within 48 hours of their arriving and departing flight.

Any EU Member State

As things stand, unvaccinated people can still receive an EU Covid certificate to travel to Europe via recovery or official testing.