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Countries that still require vaccination certificates from travelers

The number of countries requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination before entry continues to decline. More governments are learning to live with the coronavirus.

Today you can travel freely throughout Europe without worrying about vaccinations and deadlines. However, in some countries, such as Italy, a health declaration may be required. Hong Kong is one of the few Asian cities with strict entry requirements in place. On the other hand, countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia have more liberal policies toward foreign tourists, and New Zealand, which kept its borders closed much longer than others, has now lifted all restrictions.

Interestingly, despite the abolition of vaccination certificate checks, there are still quite a few travelers who continue to stick to their vaccination schedule and voluntarily take other preventive measures to avoid getting sick.


Before boarding a flight to the United States, non-citizens must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination with one of the recognized vaccines. Vaccination is considered complete if the injections were given at least 17 days apart. Vaccinations must be done at least two weeks before departure.


Fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to visit Indonesia if the second or third dose or booster was given at least 14 days before entering the country. Travelers must download the Peduli Lindungi contact tracing app, which uploads digital user certificates for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing details. Approval by the Indonesian Ministry of Health may take up to five business days after the submission of the relevant documents. Upon arrival in Indonesia, all visitors to the country must undergo a medical examination. Anyone showing symptoms of COVID-19 will be given a mandatory PCR test.


All travelers before leaving for India must complete the Air Suvidha online form to verify their vaccination status. They must also have proof of completion of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Hong Kong

Foreign travelers must provide proof of full vaccination, health and quarantine declaration, and a negative rapid antigen test within the last 24 hours. In addition, everyone undergoes a PCR test upon arrival, but it is not necessary to wait for the results at the airport. Once the PCR test is ready and a negative result is confirmed, travelers are placed under medical supervision and are not allowed to enter establishments such as restaurants and bars for the next three days.


All travelers must present proof of full vaccination against the coronavirus. Everyone is required to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses related to COVID-19 in Fiji – they can check it at the border. Alternatively, travelers can opt for FijiCare travel insurance for COVID-19.


Travelers aged 13 and over must present proof of completion of the COVID-19 vaccination program at least two weeks before arrival. All WHO-approved vaccines are recognized as subject to at least two injections.


Tourists aged 12 and over who are fully vaccinated can freely enter the Philippines. Travelers must register on the OneHealthPass online check-in website three days before departure for the Philippines and receive a number. On the day of departure, you must update your OneHealthPass and save or print the QR code provided there.


Travelers must present a vaccination certificate confirming that they have received the full vaccination including the booster dose.

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