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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? – Robert Columbia Jul 20 at 15:12
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    Glad to hear you're in the mend, get well soon! – lambshaanxy Jul 20 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? – Bernhard Döbler Jul 20 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. – Nean Der Thal Jul 20 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 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:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immunity_passport

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    Because they’re a rather complex idea with some serious dangers. – Harper - Reinstate Monica Jul 21 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 – Nean Der Thal Jul 21 at 13:11
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    Yet we can't leave our houses until we've got "herd immunity". >:( </rant> – FreeMan Jul 21 at 17:20
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    @FreeMan more likely when a vaccine or an effective treatment is found. – Kat Jul 21 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 at 0:36

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