COVID Vaccine Passport Programs by Country: Quarantine and Testing exemptions

COVID vaccine passport programs exempting travelers from quarantine and, sometimes, testing, are starting to be adopted by countries around the world. Here are the countries currently which currently have vaccine passport programs in place and information on those that are coming soon. The post COVID Vaccine Passport Programs by Country: Quarantine and Testing exemptions appeared first on Universal® Operational Insight Blog.

COVID Vaccine Passport Programs by Country: Quarantine and Testing exemptions
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COVID vaccine passport programs exempting travelers from quarantine and, sometimes, testing, are starting to be adopted by countries around the world. Here are the countries currently which currently have vaccine passport programs in place and information on those that are coming soon.

Vaccine passport country list small but growing

Currently, only a handful of countries have lightened restrictions for those with vaccines. However, we anticipate this list to grow as the European Union and China both indicated that they were developing digital vaccine passports that would allow vaccinated travelers to enter without quarantine for leisure and business.

IATA Travel Pass Initiative

There have been various reports on the progress of IATA’s Travel Pass Initiative, set to launch this month. However, as mentioned last week, GA was not considered when putting this program together. We’re all over this with IBAC, NBAA, and other GA advocates and will keep you posted.

EU Digital Green Pass

EU officials estimate its “Digital Green Pass” will take three months to implement, just in time for the Mediterranean peak travel season.

EU Nations including Denmark, Greece, Italy and Portugal are not waiting for the EU and are forging ahead more quickly with plans for their own vaccine passport programs. Slovakia already has theirs active. Note several of these are Med hot spots for tourism.

China digital vaccine passport

Chinese officials have announced that they are considering a digital vaccine passport.

Countries currently exempting vaccinated travelers from testing/quarantine with

The following countries have already implemented programs exempting vaccinated travelers from certain exemptions. This list will change rapidly, so please always consult with your team for the latest information.

  • Belize – No quarantine or test required with proof of vaccine.
  • Guatemala – No quarantine or test required with proof of vaccine.
  • Lithuania – No quarantine required with proof of vaccine.
  • Tajikistan – No quarantine or test required with proof of vaccine.

 

 

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