Are there any countries that consider people who survived a COVID-19 infection as immune people and let them in without quarantine or testing?

I am currently recovering and should be considered fully recovered in 5 days (according to the local protocol), so I thought I would take a few days off and go somewhere since I haven't hit the road in almost 6 months now.

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    If I understand you right, you are looking for destinations where you can show proof of prior infection and recovery on entry and be granted exemption from the "standard" testing or quarantine requirements. Is that correct? Jul 20, 2020 at 15:12
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    Glad to hear you're in the mend, get well soon! Jul 20, 2020 at 15:37
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    "The possibility of reinfection is certainly real," eu.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/07/16/… - why not go somewhere in you country of residence? Jul 20, 2020 at 17:00
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    @Anders but it does not fill the question which was asked. plus, my nationality is not listed in any exemption. Jul 20, 2020 at 21:16
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    The situation regarding immunity after recovery is still very much unknown. Unfortunately, the first signs are actually might not be much in the way of such immunity.
    – Jasper
    Jul 21, 2020 at 9:52

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What you describe is called an immunity passport, but while there's been lots of discussion about them, to date there are no countries that issue or accept them. See the Wikipedia article for details:


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    Because they’re a rather complex idea with some serious dangers. Jul 21, 2020 at 4:19
  • @Harper-ReinstateMonica I totally agree. In fact, there is no proven test up to now that can detect if one had developed antibodies against coronavirus Jul 21, 2020 at 13:11
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    Yet we can't leave our houses until we've got "herd immunity". >:( </rant>
    – FreeMan
    Jul 21, 2020 at 17:20
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    @FreeMan more likely when a vaccine or an effective treatment is found.
    – Kat
    Jul 21, 2020 at 18:30
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    @Harper-ReinstateMonica Antibody tests exist. Are you suggesting they're unreliable, or do you mean that we don't know whether, or to what level, having the antibodies actually confers immunity?
    – Wossname
    Jul 22, 2020 at 0:36

I know that Slovenia at least allows this. https://www.slovenia.info/en/plan-your-trip/all-you-need-to-know-for-a-healthy-and-safe-vacation-in-slovenia


Timatic offers a map where you can tap on a country and see details.  For most countries, you can see just what the restrictions are.

Don't know how accurate Timatic is—they say only Mexico and Afghanistan have no restrictions, while Kayak has very different data, which they claim is updated daily.

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    The question asked about places where you can be exempted from restrictions by showing prior infection, not about places where there are no restrictions for anyone. Mar 20, 2021 at 15:58
  • Edited to more clearly show intent.
    – WGroleau
    Mar 20, 2021 at 17:04
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    I still don't think it addresses the question asked. The question is asking about scenarios like "By default everyone entering must quarantine for 14 days and take a PCR test, but those who can show proof of prior infection and recovery only need to quarantine for one day and don't need to take a PCR test.". You're just claiming that some countries have no COVID restrictions for entry whatsoever and then providing links. Mar 20, 2021 at 17:16

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