RT-PCR stands for Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerized Chain Reaction) Many countries have scrapped the RT-PCR test for tourists. Now, fully vaccinated tourists (ones with both doses of vaccine) can visit quite a few countries. As the virus has started to die down, travel restrictions have been eased. This has been done to bring the tourist sector back on track post-pandemic.
Traveling to a foreign country is a long procedure in itself and with the covid restrictions, it has been more difficult than ever. Now, with the travel restrictions lifting, you as tourists need not worry about your plans anymore. Those of you who are fully vaccinated can easily visit some of the most popular tourist countries in the world that have scrapped travel restrictions. Whether you wish to spend a holiday with your loved ones, wander solo, go on an adventurous trip or travel for work, you have an array of countries to choose from.
So, what are you waiting for? Open the quarantine doors and travel far and beyond to these beautiful locations for a perfect getaway. Here, is a list of 5 countries you can travel to without RT-PCR.
Turkey has dropped the RT-PCR requirements, the country is now open to vaccinated travelers from across the world. The only requirement is to fill out a health form, 72 hours before travel. If you have children below 12 years, you don’t need to get them immunized as it is not mandatory for traveling to Turkey.
So, if you are planning to delve into the vibrant culture, beautiful landscapes, and awe-inspiring glorious history of Turkey, then you are free to travel as there is no need for an RT-PCR report. Get ready for your much-awaited vacation in Turkey.
Best places to visit – Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Antalya, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, Tokapi Palace, Izmir, Ankara, Euphesus, Fethiye.
France is the latest country to scrap the RT-PCR test for fully vaccinated tourists. Until 12 February, France gave this to travelers from EU countries but now travelers from all the countries can travel without here an RT-PCR test. The country accepts vaccine certificates with 2nd dose not more than 9 months and if the last dose exceeds 9 months, a booster dose is required.
Travel to the world’s one of the most romantic countries with your partner. Start your vacation by visiting the Eiffel Tower for a romantic getaway, and be lost in the rich history of the country. It offers many fantastic tourist spots for travelers of all tastes, France is for sure a must-visit country for anyone who likes history, art & culture.
Places to visit – Paris, Provence, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, Strasbourg, Cannes, Nice, Saint-Tropez, Toulouse.
As we know the country has removed the RT-PCR requirement but the condition is that you have received both your jabs. Covishield and AstraZeneca both are recognized in Egypt. Once everything is set, you would need to fill out a health declaration form as well.
Egypt has been on the bucket list of many travelers owing to its historic treasures and beautiful architecture.
Travelers hoping to visit the Land of Pyramids need not worry as RT-PCR tests are not required anymore to travel to Egypt.
Places to visit – Giza, Islamic Cairo, Luxor, Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Aswan, Hurghada, Pyramid of Djoser, Edfu
The next destination without an RT-PCR test on this list is Norway. Only fully vaccinated travelers not more than 9 months are allowed to visit the country, if more a booster dose is a must.
One additional thing you have to keep in mind is that if you are planning to Archipelago of Svalbard, an RT-PCR test is required. Norway has to be known for its spectacular northern lights, urban cities & pristine villages the country is worth a visit.
Places to visit – Oslo, Stavanger, Trondheim, Bergen, Reine, Sognefjord, Kirkenes, Lysefjord, Lillehammer, Geirangerfjord.
Croatia approves both Covaxin & Covishield vaccines and the fully vaccinated travelers are free to travel the country without being required to have an RT-PCR test. The only condition is that the dose is not more than a period of 6 months. Any period exceeding would require an additional booster dose certificate to be eligible to travel.
Want to spend some hot sunny days on any of the 1000 magical islands of Croatia, attend music festivals, and take a tour of the architectural beauty of the country that awaits your presence.