My grandparents got their vaccine shots recently and according to government authorities I should get mine by June at the latest. Where in the world can I travel with a "vaccination passport"? To clarify: I'm looking for regions where there's a distinct entry procedure for those who can prove they've been vaccinated. I.e. usually travelers have to take a PCR test, but those who are vaccinated are exempt from that rule.

Bonus questions:

  1. What kind of forms/cards are accepted as a "vaccination passport"?
  2. Does it matter which vaccine you've received?

This question might sound a bit far fetched at the moment, but more than 181 million shots have already been distributed around the world so this will soon become a central policy question for many countries.

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    Related: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/161569/…
    – JonathanReez
    Feb 17, 2021 at 1:58
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    Doesn't seem remotely far fetched to me - we've vaccinated a quarter of our population in the UK.
    – mjaggard
    Feb 17, 2021 at 10:59
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    @mjaggard interestingly all the current vaccination entry rules stipulate two doses of the vaccine while the UK is doing “first doses first” and only a small percentage have both doses.
    – JonathanReez
    Feb 17, 2021 at 11:54
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    @mjaggard That’s not true. Although the % of ‘fully vaccinated’ people should start to grow soon as more 2nd doses begin to fall due, the UK is currently projecting August onwards for full vaccination ie both doses for adults standard.co.uk/news/uk/every-adult-vaccine-august-b920049.html
    – Traveller
    Feb 17, 2021 at 12:15
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    Note that we do not know yet whether the vaccine also prevents you from being contagious. We only know it protects you. Until we have more data, it sounds perfectly reasonable to not lower the guard and require tests from everyone.
    – spectras
    Feb 17, 2021 at 20:16

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Adding an answer based on IATA's COVID travel page. You can find the full text of the exemption on the IATA page, only adding the country names here for brevity.

Anyone in the world can go

  1. Georgia. See the official government website of Georgia for additional reference.

  2. Guatemala

  3. Lebanon

  4. Moldova

  5. Belize

  6. Ecuador

  7. Montenegro

  8. El Salvador

  9. Eritrea

  10. Maldives

  11. Bahamas

  12. Antigua and Barbuda

  13. Iceland. The official Icelandic page on border control includes a very detailed description of what's acceptable.

  14. Kosovo

  15. Turks and Caicos

  16. Uruguay

  17. UAE

  18. Jordan

  19. Uganda

  20. Zambia

  21. Germany (From June 25, 2021; Not applicable to travelers coming from areas flagged as areas of variant of concern by the German RKI)

Only citizens of select countries can go

  1. All EU/EEA countries - varying conditions as to what certificates are accepted but generally only EU/EEA citizens may enter using them. There are some exceptions for US and Israeli citizens and more are likely to open up soon.

Benefits apply only to local citizens/residents

  1. Israel

  2. Turkmenistan

  3. Qatar

  4. Serbia

  5. Kuwait

  6. Sri Lanka

  7. Hong Kong

  8. South Korea

  9. Turkey

  10. Samoa

  11. Saudi Arabia

  12. Uruguay

Any official vaccination certificates seem to be acceptable, as long as vaccinations from your nation are recognized by the country you are entering. I.e. Iceland accepts the US-issued CDC vaccine certificates.

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    Per the link above, Israel is only accepting vaccinations done in Israel, so it's not much of a travel destination. Feb 17, 2021 at 6:53
  • @lambshaanxy agreed, but it does provide a travel benefit, even if only for citizens/residents. Hopefully this will eventually extend to every country in the world.
    – JonathanReez
    Feb 17, 2021 at 6:57
  • The Australian government has officially stated that they're considering the implementation of this sort of thing. smh.com.au/politics/federal/…
    – nick012000
    Feb 18, 2021 at 8:18
  • @nick012000 I wouldn't expect to travel to Australia as a tourist sooner than 2025. They're likely to be way too spooked of COVID mutations to reopen any time soon.
    – JonathanReez
    Feb 18, 2021 at 17:48
  • @nick01200 it’s confirmed now, no tourism to Australia within the next few years: theage.com.au/politics/federal/…
    – JonathanReez
    Apr 16, 2021 at 17:44

thepointsguy.com provides a list of countries that have a vaccination passport, as well as details for each country as to what the vaccination passport allows:

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    This is pretty misleading: for example, Thailand is "planning" to relax requirements, but there's not even a date announced yet. Feb 17, 2021 at 2:45
  • @lambshaanxy true but I expect the answer to be removed if I quote the entire page. I'll remove TH since the Thai authorities keep changing requirements. I think the rest is ok, with the caveats mentioned on the website. Feb 17, 2021 at 2:49
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    Most of the countries on the list are planning to implement a "Green Vaccination Card" before June but the exact enforcement date was not announced yet. This holds for all EU members including Cyprus.
    – superhedgy
    Mar 22, 2021 at 16:21
  • Ran across this from the points guy. COVID travel restrictions by country. thepointsguy.com/guide/… Apr 21, 2021 at 20:05

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