France & Denmark Open to Vaccinated Travelers

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France and Denmark Open to Vaccinated Travelers

We’re regularly updating the list of countries that are welcoming vaccinated visitors (including Americans).

Countries continue to announce that they’re opening up to vaccinated travelers as COVID-19 vaccine rollouts progress in the United States and abroad. France and Denmark are among the latest to make the move.

On June 9, new entry requirements will go into effect for France allowing vaccinated European visitors and those from seven “green” countries—including Australia, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, New Zealand, and Singapore—to enter France without the need to undergo COVID-19 testing. Fully vaccinated travelers from “orange” countries—including the United States and United Kingdom—will also be allowed in as long as they provide a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours, or a negative antigenic test of no more than 48 hours.

Denmark announced on June 4 that it would open June 5 to vaccinated Americans—providing it’s been 14 days since their final dose. Unvaccinated children are allowed entry but will need to take a test.

The pair join several European countries allowing vaccinated travelers to enter, including Greece, which began letting vaccinated Americans enter on April 19. The list has grown to two dozen destinations now letting vaccinated U.S. travelers visit, including:

  • Anguilla
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Estonia
  • France
  • French Polynesia (Tahiti)
  • Republic of Georgia
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Montenegro
  • Nepal
  • Seychelles

 

Additionally, Europe has agreed to open to vaccinated travelers this summer, a move that has already been backed up by statements from Spain indicating a June reopening. But countries are only placed on this list once there is an official policy in place and guidelines for travelers to follow.

While there is an ongoing debate about whether vaccinations should be a passport to entry for travelers, it is worth noting that in many cases, countries also have alternative protocols for unvaccinated travelers, such as the option to submit to a COVID-19 testing requirement.

Whether or not you’re vaccinated, you can, of course, still travel. You can drive or fly to countless destinations across the U.S. and you can even venture farther afield to Mexico, Costa Rica, and other countries where Americans are allowed to enter (regardless of vaccination status), typically when armed with negative COVID test results.

Before traveling internationally, be sure to check the U.S. State Department’s detailed COVID-19 travel information and country-specific advisories because travel restrictions may change from what is listed below. And be aware that all international passengers age two and older flying into the U.S. (including returning U.S. citizens and permanent residents) must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test procured within three days before boarding their flight to the United States.  

The CDC also has detailed recommendations for travel during the pandemic, both for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers.

These are the countries that at press time were giving travelers vaccinated for COVID-19 a pass of some kind.

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