Double dosed? This is not enough if you want to travel to some countries.
As the world rushes to embrace booster vaccines in the fight against COVID-19 and its variants, entry requirements for travellers have or soon will change.
Here’s a list of some of the countries that have already confirmed boosters are necessary to be considered for entry or have set an expiry date on vaccine certificates. Don’t get caught out. The UAE banned visitors from entry if they had not received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccination from 10 January this year, News Corp reported. From 15 January, France decreed that who have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months will now need to show proof of their booster vaccine to enter.
From 1 February, travelers to Spain and the Netherlands who received their second dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccination more than nine months ago must have had a booster to gain entry into the country. Austria gives the vaccine a short shelf life, asking visitors who have been double vaccinated for more than six months to show proof of a booster vaccine. From March 1, Belgium’s vaccine certificates will only be valid for 150 days after a second dose, giving people just five months to get their booster.
We know of one case where an Australian arrived to Berlin 2 weeks ago and is now trying to work out how to get a third shot in Germany. Also, since then European nations are starting to hint that the 4th shot will be required.
Covid Pass Compatibles
Currently, there are compatibility issues with the Australian (and other nations) digital COVID certificates with European Covid passes. We all hope that, over time, this will change, BUT at present it is real.