The tourism industry has also been badly hit thanks to lockdown restrictions, cancellation of flights for domestic and international travel, closure of resorts and other tourist attractions etc.
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, which has been prevailing for quite a year has affected several business sectors severely. The tourism industry- whose basic requirement is that the movement of individuals from one place to another- has also been badly hit thanks to lockdown restrictions, cancellation of flights for domestic and international travel, closure of resorts and other tourist attractions etc.
However, with the commencement of administering Covid-19 vaccine doses to people globally, countries are allowing or are within the process of allowing inoculated travellers to go to them. As long as people are administered two doses of their country’s respective vaccine and may produce documentary evidence to prove that they need been inoculated, they’re allowed to travel. Here are a number of the countries that are allowing travel for all vaccinated passengers:
According to a politician statement on January 17, the govt opened Seychelles for tourism for those people that are administered vaccine doses and even have a negative report from the RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) test 72 hours before the journey.
Earlier, the govt had announced that it had been opening the country during a two step-approach. Under the primary step- passengers are allowed to enter the country 14 days after taking both doses of the vaccine along side a negative report from a test done 72 hours before the journey. While under the second step which can be effective from mid-March, the govt expects to vaccinate a big section of its population — when non-vaccinated people would be ready to enter the country with just a negative report from a test done 72 hours before the journey.
The country’s resort island of Phuket is formulating an idea to completely reopen to vaccinated visitors by October this year with the view to revive the tourism industry which has been hard hit by the pandemic. The plan which can need permits from the govt also seeks to waive a compulsory 14-day quarantine requirement for travellers.
“This will allow thousands of vaccinated Europeans who usually spend their winter months in Phuket to go to ,” Bhummikitti Ruktaengam, president of the Phuket tourist association told press agency Bloomberg. The island is additionally working towards providing private Covid-19 vaccinations for 250,000 residents.
Georgia, which is situated at the intersection of eastern Europe and West Asia, is that the first country to get rid of entry restrictions for all vaccinated passengers, consistent with a report by the Independent. this suggests that there’s no quarantine , no testing on arrival or pre-departure.
The report by Independent also added that since February 1, all international tourists are allowed to enter the country as long as they need been administered both doses of their respective coronavirus vaccines and may also present requisite proof.
Iceland issued its first Covid-19 vaccination certificates on January 26 to ease travel for all those people that are inoculated against the disease. The health ministry said that this step was crazy an aim to facilitate movement of individuals between countries and individuals who could produce vaccination certificates would be exempt from border restrictions. The ministry however acknowledged that the certificates are yet to be recognised internationally.