Vaccinated traveler openings

This item appears on page 29 of the May 2021 issue.

As COVID-19 vaccines continue to prove effective, countries are opening their borders to vaccinated travelers.

Iceland opened to vaccinated travelers on March 18. Each visitor must provide proof of completing a vaccine course of one of the EU-approved vaccines, which include the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines approved in the US, and undergoing PCR testing or quarantine will not be necessary.

Greece is scheduled to open its borders to tourists on May 14. Those entering the country must provide proof of vaccination, presence of antibodies or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival. Health officials will submit some travelers to random testing at the airport regardless of paperwork.

Belize began allowing vaccinated travelers entry without proof of a negative COVID-19 test on March 10. In order to qualify, the vaccine course must have been finished at least two weeks before travel. Unvaccinated travelers can visit Belize with proof of a negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of travel or a negative rapid antigen test within 48 hours.