Covid-19 Vaccination Updates: Where Covid-19 vaccination facilitates access?

According to Our World in Data, on June 7th, the global doses of Covid-19 vaccination administered reached 2.12B, with 11.8% of the world’s population receiving at least one dose. In the US, 42.6% of the population is fully vaccinated. A few smaller countries achieved the feat of administering at least one shot to all of its residents, among which are Israel, Nauru, San Marino, Seychelles, and the United Arab Emirates. The small island of Pitcairn gains the unique status of having all of its 47 residents fully vaccinated.

Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the following vaccines for emergency use: AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Janssen, Sinovac, and Sinopharm. While the majority of Covid-19 vaccines being administered are approved by the WHO, many are not. Based on our research, the following table represents the current distribution of vaccines by producers globally. 

VaccinesNumber of Countries and Territories
AstraZeneca173
Pfizer-BioNTech104
Moderna56
Sputnik V43
Sinopharm39
Janssen33
Sinovac29
Others*16

*ZF-UZ-VAC, Beximco, EpivacCorona, Novavax, Abadala, Soberana,Covaxin, QazVac, CureVac, Forsun Pharma, CanSinoBio, CoviVac

If you are a traveler who is fully vaccinated, below are some countries making allowances for your vaccination. As information changes very rapidly during this pandemic, you should check your destination country to see if the vaccine you have received is recognized by the country, the length of time that has passed since you received your last shot, and the format in which record of the vaccine is acceptable – in hard copy or digital. 

Anguilla – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Antigua and Barbuda – If you were vaccinated in Antigua and Barbuda, you can reduce your period of quarantine upon re-entry. 

Armenia – You may submit your proof of Covid-19 vaccination in lieu of a PCR test or testing on arrival.

Austria – If you are permitted to enter, you may submit your proof of Covid-19 vaccination in lieu of a Covid PCR test. 

Bahamas – You may submit your Covid-19 vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test.

Bahrain – If you are coming from a non-red country, will be exempt from an on-arrival test and quarantine if you have proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Belize – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Bermuda – Your quarantine period will be shortened with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

British Virgin Islands – Your quarantine period will be shortened with proof of Covid-19 vaccination, unless you are from India or Brazil. 

Bulgaria – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Cayman Islands – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test.

China – Your entry requirements are eased if you have received a Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. 

Croatia – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Cyprus – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Dominica – Your quarantine period is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Ecuador – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

El Salvador – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Estonia – If you are permitted to enter, you may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test and are exempt from post-entry self-isolation. 

Faroe Islands – If you are permitted to enter, you will be exempted from post-entry quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

France – You are able to enter the country and be exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

French Caribbean (Martinique and Guadeloupe) – You will be exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.  

Germany – If you are permitted to enter, you will be exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. The vaccination must be uploaded and verified here: www.einreiseanmeldung.de.

Greece – If you arrive from certain countries, you may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test.

Grenada – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Honduras – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Hong Kong – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Iceland – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Israel – If you received your vaccine in Israel, and are arriving from non-high-risk countries, you are exempt from quarantine upon arrival. If you receive your vaccination abroad, you may apply for an exemption from quarantine under certain circumstances.

Kazakhstan – Returning residents may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Kenya – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Latvia – If you arrive from EU/EEA/Schengen countries/UK you are exempt from self-isolation with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Lebanon – You are exempt from taking a Covid PCR test and quarantine on arrival with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Malta – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Moldova – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Mongolia – Your period of quarantine may be spent at home with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Montenegro – If permitted to enter, you may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Montserrat – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Nepal – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Poland – You are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Qatar – You are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Saba – You are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Saint Eustatius – You are exempt from quarantine if you were vaccinated in Eustatius, Saba, Sint Maarten, Aruba, Bonaire or Curacao.

Saint Kitts and Nevis – You are able to enter the country with proof of Covid-19 vaccination (unless you are a returning resident).

Samoa – You must enter with proof of Covid-19 vaccination from July 1st.

Saudi Arabia – Citizens are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Serbia – Returning residents are exempt from quarantine and pre-arrival Covid PCR test with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Slovakia – If you are permitted to enter, you are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Slovenia – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

South Korea – You may be exempted from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination administered in South Korea. 

Spain – You are able to enter the country with proof of Covid-19 vaccination. 

Turkey – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test. 

Turkmenistan – Your period of quarantine is reduced with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

Uganda – You may submit your vaccination record in lieu of a negative Covid PCR test taken on arrival. 

United Arab Emirates – If you are arriving from green countries, you are exempt from quarantine with proof of Covid-19 vaccination.

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