E.g Georgia.

You are fully vaccinated. If you want to enter by plane, you don't need a PCR test.

You are fully vaccinated. If you want to enter by road, you need a PCR test.


  • Can you give an example of such a country?
    – Doc
    Sep 30 '21 at 16:46
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    Yes I can. Georgia
    – user123266
    Sep 30 '21 at 16:58
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    @user123266 You're being incredible hostile to everyone here, and I'm afraid there simply may not be a satisfying answer to "why do countries have weird COVID rules?" as there's nothing that says these rules need to make sense, and sometimes they just don't. Sep 30 '21 at 20:20
  • Rules that make no sense: I can't cross the land border from Canada to the USA but I am allowed to fly.
    – chx
    Oct 1 '21 at 0:31
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    @user123266 The ability to edit both posted questions and answers is a built-in function of Stack Exchange earned with certain amounts of reputation. We, the community, is expected to do so, at times, to assist questioners/answerers to keep their posts on-topic and readable. You, as the OP, are also given the chance to roll-back all changes, but be aware that doing so may make the chance your question is closed, or down-voted, more likely, as you have seen. Also, please take the time to Be Nice
    – CGCampbell
    Oct 1 '21 at 13:35

Because the people in charge decided it should be that way.

Covid requirements and rules are notoriously complicated and inconsistent all over the world. They are made by people with various levels of skill and understanding and with surprisingly little co-ordination across different departments, countries, states or even counties. A lot of these rules are also politically motivated and the political goal often overwrites any type of rational thinking.

A simple example: I was applying for exemption from quarantine and was denied because they didn't like the specific test I had. I moved one mile away to a different hotel (just a different administrative district) and they accepted the exact same test without any issue.

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    @user123266 This question is not answerable other than with opinions. You are unlikely to get a satisfactory answer and being rude and hostile won’t help
    – Traveller
    Sep 30 '21 at 21:23

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