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Covid-19 Vaccine Passport to travel in Europe

The Covid-19 Vaccine Passport for travelling in Europe is becoming a reality. If no global decision has been taken by the European Union, the President of the European Union Commission, Ms Ursula von der Leyen supports the project of a common vaccination certificate and the World Health Organization is working on an international certificate.


Some European countries such as Iceland, Sweden, Denmark but also Greece, Portugal, Spain, are implementing lightened health measures for vaccinated travellers by issuing vaccine passports for their vaccinated citizens and by recognizing vaccine passports / vaccination certificates issued by other EU and non-EU countries.



How to get this Covid-19 Vaccine Passport to travel in Europe?


Whether in digital or paper form, this vaccine passport or proof of vaccination will be issued to you by your country of origin once your vaccine has been made. Its advantage? Allow you to travel without having to do additional Covid-19 tests and without risking being in quarantine. 


The Vaccine Passport or vaccination certificate must be validated by the respective country of origin and state the name, date of birth, health number, type and date of the test and vaccines (date of the two doses taken) and respect for the immunization period according to the instructions for each vaccine.


You do not need to be European to travel to Europe thanks to your vaccine passport since many European countries are already committed to recognizing passports issued by other countries at international level.


You are not a priority in your country and have not got  vaccinated yet? Simulate the date of your vaccination and plan to be present on these dates to get vaccinated as a priority.


How to travel in Europe without the Vaccine Passport?


The Covid-19 vaccine passport should allow you to avoid other formalities and to travel more easily and freely. If you do not have the chance to get vaccinated before you go on holiday, you are allowed to travel with a negative covid 19 test (carried out max 72 hours before your departure).


Do you want to avoid the destinations most affected by Covid-19 for fear of getting stuck on the spot if your test is positive? Prefer safest destinations in Europe like Madeira, the Azores,… if you are travelling by car, destinations like the Algarve (Portugal), Preveza (Greece) are good choices.


Please note that travelling by car does not exempt you from providing a negative covid-19 test. If the borders are still closed but you absolutely have to go to a European country for your work, countries like Italy, Portugal or Croatia are setting up residence permits for digital nomads. These professional visas will allow you to stay and work in the selected country.


I have already been tested positive and have recovered. Can I travel?


Some destinations like Madeira, Batumi, offer travel facilities for travellers who have already been tested positive and have recovered. You must have tested positive and have recovered max 90 days prior to your departure.


Having caught Covid-19 does not mean you are immune. Having already been tested positive for Covid-19 will probably not be sufficient proof to do without a test or a vaccination certificate to travel to many European countries. Proof of a test showing your past positivity to Covid-19 or showing that you have developed immunity to Covid-19 will be less convincing than a vaccination certificate. 


Which countries will issue and recognize this Vaccine Passport and which destinations to favour for your holidays in Europe?


Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Portugal, Israel, Spain, Iceland, Georgia,... are making a positive commitment by setting up Covid-19 Vaccine Passports for their citizens. These countries also undertake to recognize Vaccine passports issued by other countries. These pioneer countries on this subject are therefore to be favoured if you have planned to be vaccinated in the coming weeks.


Their recognition of the vaccination certificate will allow you to avoid additional covid-19 tests and avoid quarantines. If your vaccination is scheduled for the spring, you can already plan your holiday in destinations that are committed to the recognition of the vaccine passport.


Please, note that some vaccines are only effective after 2 doses have been injected. Find below some destinations that have already committed to the recognition of the vaccination certificate or vaccine passport and are ready  to welcome travellers with a vaccination certificate.



European Destinations open to vaccinated travellers

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 Madeira Islands - Portugal

This destination has remained in the green zone throughout this pandemic thanks to effective health measures. Madeira is considered the safest destination in Europe. If you have been vaccinated or have a negative covid-19 test in hand, this paradise island is for you.


Combining safety & leisure, Madeira is the ideal choice for travellers looking for outdoor, nature, relaxation and wellness activities. The Portuguese government has been making great effort from 2020 to guarantee  travellers a safe stay by creating a “safe and clean” label but also by committing to the recognition of a Covid-19 Vaccine Passport for travellers wishing to stay in Portugal.


Madeira is a perfect destination for a honeymoon, a romantic trip or a family trip. Discover the most beautiful beaches of Madeira, the best viewpoints of Madeira as well as the hidden gems of Madeira and the best instagrammable spots in Madeira. Travel serenely and safely this summer. Do you want to change your life and become a digital nomad? Madeira has created the world's first digital Nomad village in Ponta do Sol. Bathed in the sun, facing the ocean, you surf online or on the waves of this famous spot known to surfers. In 2021, treat yourself to an unforgettable holiday, stay in Madeira.


The passport or vaccination certificate must be validated by the respective country of origin and state the name, date of birth, health number, type and date of the test and vaccines (date of the two doses taken) and respect for the immunization period according to the instructions for each vaccine.


How to get there: Book your flights to Funchal as well as your tours and activities.


Where to stay: If you are staying in the north of the island "Quinta do Furao". If you stay in the south “Quinta da Casa branca”.


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Voted as one of the top 2021 destinations, Kefalonia is one of the most beautiful Greek islands. Less affected by Covid 19 than other European countries, Greece quickly established itself as a safe destination in Europe. It is one of the favoured countries for travellers looking for safety & leisure. With restaurants and cafes reopening from mid-April and a wide range of private accommodation (villas, tourist apartments) and kilometric beaches allowing sanitary distances to be respected, Kefalonia is a perfect destination for a holiday in the sun this year.


During your stay do not miss to visit "Melissani Lake" classified among the best nature wonders of Greece as well as Xi Beach, an orange sand beach classified among the most beautiful beaches in Greece.


Book your flights and accommodation at the best price as well as your transfers, your tours and activities in Kefalonia such as a "Kefalonia: Melissani Lake and Antisamos Beach Private Tour" or a "Flavours of Kefalonia Guided tour". 


How to get there:  Book your flights to Kefalonia International Airport 


Where to stay: "White Rocks Hotel Kefalonia" set on a hilltop with panoramic views over the Sea.


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9 islands make up this archipelago; it is considered one of the safest destinations in Europe. A 100% nature destination, the Azores is the first choice for people sensitive to sustainable tourism,  protection & observation of nature. Much less affected by Covid-19 than some other regions of Europe, the Azores are a perfect choice for a safe holiday whether you are vaccinated or not.


Your proof of vaccination should allow you to avoid additional covid-19 tests or quarantines and enjoy, upon your arrival, beautiful hikes and authentic outdoor experiences in the Azores.


If you have not been  vaccinated yet this is not a problem, you will just have to do a preliminary test (less than 72 hours before your flight), no quarantine is imposed, whether you are vaccinated or have a recent negative test.


Our favourite route? Land in Ponta Delgada (main island of Sao Miguel) and stay 3 nights there, explore the golden triangle: Sao Jorge + Faial + Pico. make sublime hikes, observe whales, dolphins, the wild flora and fauna of these islands where nature reigns supreme. Rejuvenate in complete safety by booking your flights, accommodation and tours and activities in The Azores. 


How to get there: Book your flights to Ponta Delgada. 


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Iceland was the first European country to put in place a vaccination certificate. Islanders get a certificate once they have received their two doses of the vaccine. Iceland also recognizes vaccination certificates issued by other European countries (+ Schengen Area).


This summer, treat yourself and  breathe pure Icelandic air. Its black sand beaches, its captivating lagoons, its incredible geysers and waterfalls await you. Nature reigns supreme here and this is how it should always be everywhere in the world.


For a safe holiday, think of Iceland. Vaccinated travellers do not need to take an additional Covid-19 test and can enjoy a hassle-free stay in Iceland.


How to get there: Book your flights to Reykjavik as well as your tours and activities.


Where to stay: Discover the best accommodations at the best prices.


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Cavtat is considered one of the safest destinations in Europe due to a low case of Covid-19,  proximity to airports (in case of  repatriation ), to hospitals but also thanks to  health measures by the authorities and a wide range of accommodation on a human scale.


Cavtat is a premier travel destination for vaccinated travellers and those traveling with a negative covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours before departure. Croatia is doing everything to welcome you in conditions that allow safety & leisure.


A vaccine passport, proving that you have been vaccinated, mentioning your name and address, will allow you to travel with peace of mind. No need to do additional tests or undergo a quarantine thanks to your vaccine certification.


Whether it takes the form of a digital file or a paper with date of vaccination, name of the person, address, this precious key will open the doors to a country renowned for its hospitality, gastronomy,  sun, nature wonders and magnificent beaches.


If celebrities choose Cavtat for a holiday it is not to show off, (Cavtat is the anti bling destination).but to recharge their batteries, share a good restaurant, meet  locals, stroll around or bathe in the crystal blue waters of Cavtat and the Konavle region.


How to get there: Book your flights to Dubrovnik Airport (10 min by car) as well as your transfer.


Where to stay: Choose from a wide range of accommodation at the best price in Cavtat. 


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Crete - Greece

Its sublime lighthouse, its Venetian harbour crowded with fishing boats, its fortress but also its hiking trails, on foot or by bike and its sublime beaches. These are the good reasons to stay in Rethymno this summer.


Nature & Sustainable destination, Rethymno is an authentic destination rich in history, heritage (archaeological sites, churches,...). A gastronomic destination, it will also appeal to lovers of beautiful beaches. Agia Galini, Plakias, Bali, Adelianos Kampos are among the most famous beaches of Rethymno, not to mention "Preveli Heart Rock" a beach where you can discover a heart shaped rock. It was recently ranked among the most romantic destinations for a valentine day in Europe.


Do not miss to visit the Monasteries located near this wild and secret beach. Do you know Zeus, the Greek God? Did you know that he grew up in the Rethymno region?


For a dream holiday, with family or lovers, plan your stay at the best price by booking your flights as well as your accommodation and your tours and activities in Crete such as a full-day trip to Santorini by Boat from Rethymno or a "From Rethymno : Gramvousa Island and Balos Bay "famous for its pink sand. 


How to get there: Book your flights to Heraklion Airport or Chania Airport (1 hour by car from the 2 airports) as well as your transfer.


 Where to stay:"Dyo Suites" just steps from the sandy beach and a 10-minute walk from the old town.


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Spain has provided an innovative response to the health crisis. After a hard containment, other ways to manage the pandemic were tested and the figures dropped. Spain is also committed to recognizing a Covid-19 vaccine passport. Such a document (proof of your vaccination) will allow you to avoid additional tests and possible quarantines during your stay in Spain.


With bars and restaurants that have remained open, Spain is seen as an oasis of freedom. Nevertheless, the Spaniards take this health situation very seriously but try to apply acceptable and effective measures and the figures are rather favourable.


With your vaccine passport in your pocket or your negative covid-19 test, you can enjoy beautiful afternoons on the most beautiful Spanish beaches, take road trips to discover the most beautiful castles in Spain or must-see destinations in Spain.


Want to mix sun, culture, shopping, outings? Stay in Seville and discover one of the most incredible cities in Europe. Recharge your batteries under the Spanish sun this summer and stock up on vitamin C.


How to get there: Book your flights to Seville airport and your transfer.


Where to stay:  "Hotel Fernando III" offers a roof terrace with a swimming pool.


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During this health crisis you missed what you like  most: culture, going out, conviviality. Athens is what you need. For a safe getaway in Europe,  Athens is a perfect choice. For a city break for shopping or culture, as a couple or with friends, Athens is a destination that combines safety & leisure.  Make no compromises and make a city trip to Athens. The city has it all: shops, monuments, restaurants, cafes and the beach nearby.


Greece very quickly decided to accept travellers with a vaccination certificate: it is recognize as a medical passport, no need to provide an additional Covid-19 test or undergo a quarantine. If your vaccination is scheduled you can already look at the best accommodations with free cancellation in Greece. If you are not vaccinated yet and want to go to Greece, it is possible, you will just have to provide a recent Covid-19 test on your arrival.


How to get there:  Book your flights to Athens as well as your private transfer


Where to stay: For excellent value and location with Acropolis reachable within 100 metres, we recommend the "Coco-mat Athens BC" in the heart of Athens


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Rhodes Island


If Europe is moving forward with the idea of vaccine passports, it is certainly thanks to Greece, Greece will welcome travellers who have been vaccinated and have a vaccination certificate. They will be exempt from Covid-19 tests and quarantine and will be able to enjoy a stay in complete serenity in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe.


Of course, you can also stay in Greece if you have not been vaccinated yet by providing a recent Covid-19 test (less than 72 hours before your arrival on the territory, by plane or by car).


After months of lockdown discover one of the best destinations to visit in Greece: Rhodes Island. 


The island of Rhodes is a perfect destination for lovers of old stones, heritage, fortresses and castles. This sublime medieval city is one of the best preserved in Europe. When visiting Rhodes do not miss The Ancient Acropolis of Lindos, the historic Rhodes Old Town, explore the Palace of the Grand Master or just relax in Agios Pavlos beach.


How to get there:  Book your flights to Rhodes, your accommodation at the best price and your tours and activities in Rhodes such as a "From Rhodes: Symi Island full day trip by boat".


Where to stay: For an unforgettable stay book at "Casa Cook Rhodes - Adults only". This hotel has a large outdoor pool, à la carte restaurant and a fully equipped fitness room.


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Denmark decided, in February 2021, to set up vaccine passport allowing citizens vaccinated against Covid-19 to resume normal life, in complete safety. 


This Covid-19 Vaccine passport is not only for Danish citizens. Denmark undertakes to recognize vaccine passports issued at international and European level. 


Once vaccinated in your country of origin and in possession of your proof of vaccination, you can enjoy cafes, restaurants, concerts, without additional tests.


Of course you can always, if you have not been vaccinated yet, stay in Denmark with a recent Covid-19 test (72 hours before your departure).


Take a bike ride and go green in Copenhagen. Romantics are sure to visit Copenhagen's Little Mermaid and beer lovers to visit the famous Carlsberg Brewery. Families will enjoy moments of pure pleasure at Tivoli Park, ranked among the best amusements parks in Europe.


How to get there:  Book your flights to Copenhagen.


Where to stay: "Villa Copenhagen" has a restaurant and a outdoor swimming pool.


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Canary Islands


After months of lockdowns, we are all short of great horizons. Treat yourself to a safe and relaxed holiday in the Canary Islands this summer.


Are you vaccinated or can provide a negative Covid-19 test of less than 72 hours? The Canary Islands are open to you. The Canary Islands are not one but several islands, each with its own identity and its different offer. Combining security and conviviality, Spain has chosen a new social life while maintaining effective health measures given the latest figures.


Seven main and magnificent islands await you: Tenerife which is the largest and most populous, Lanzarote and its still active volcano, Fuerteventura, the hottest and flattest with its kilometre-long beaches, La Palma which is the greenest but also the wettest, Gran Canaria which is in the centre and is a good compromise for family holidays or for sportsmen who want to trek on its steep hills, but also the islands of El HierroLa Graciosa and La Gomera.


Book your flights to Canary Islands and your accommodation at the best price.


How to get there:  Book your flights to Gran Canaria or Tenerife. Stay on one of these islands or take an internal flight to reach another island of this archipelago.


Where to stay: "Lighthouse on La Palma Island" set in Barlovento. Brad Pitt and Scarlett Johanson are scheduled to stay there in 2021.


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Rubjerg Knude


Denmark and Sweden were pioneers on the Covid-19 vaccine passport. Used to access events (concerts, exhibitions, ...) or to reserve a table at a restaurant, it is also used to travel with certified proof that you are vaccinated.


The two countries are also committed to recognizing the Covid-19 Vaccine Passport issued by other countries of the world. This passport will be compatible with international certificates (WHO) and of course with the Vaccine Passports issued by European countries.


These vaccine passports will allow you to travel without having to do additional Covid-19 tests and to access restaurants, cafes, events ... in complete safety. Do you want wide open spaces, nature, to put your beach towel away from the crowd? Book your holiday in Hjørring and enjoy a nature & relaxation holiday in Denmark. Do not miss to visit the Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse, one of Denmark's iconic sites. This lighthouse, often silted up, had to be moved several times. Lost in an ocean of sand, it faces the sea and is located near magnificent kilometric golden sand beaches.


How to get there: Book your flights to Aalborg (40 min by car).


Where to stay: "Holiday Home Hjorring XXIII" stay near Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse.


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Kos Island


Travel to Greece for your next holiday. You have your vaccination certificate with your name on it  or you are travelling with negative covid-19 tests performed less than 72 hours before your arrival ? You are ready to enjoy a well deserved holiday.


Stay this summer on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece: Kos Island. Kos is the perfect Greek island for those looking for a holiday that combines sea & sun & beach. It is one of the Greek islands with the greatest supply of sandy beaches. Come windsurf at Mastichari Beach, bathe in the warm waters of Thermes Beach or in the crystal clear waters of Paradise Beach. Do you want to respect the safety distances? Put your towel down at Tigaki beach. This kilometric beach located west of Kos Town is ideal for a safe holiday in Greece.


For the perfect holiday, book your flights, accommodation and tours and activities in Kos Island such as a "From the Port of Kos: Full day boat cruise to 3 islands".


How to get there: Book your flights to Kos International Airport (direct flights or from Athens).


Where to stay:  "OKU Kos" located right on the sandy beach.


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Very committed to the fight against Covid-19, Sweden offered different solutions from other European countries and got better results than some of them. Sweden very quickly got involved in favour of a Vaccine Passport for travelling but also for everyday life.


Stockholm is The must-see destination in Sweden. This cosmopolitan, colourful, innovative, sparkling city is one of the most incredible capitals in Europe. Considered one of the cities with the best quality of life, Stockholm is also one of the European capitals with the happiest inhabitants.


Perfect for a city break, a shopping spree or a gastronomic stay, Stockholm will also appeal to art lovers with its cultural events and numerous art installations in the city. Stockholm is also made for  outdoor sports fans. During your stay, treat yourself to unique experiences such as a Kayak tour around Stockholm or ice skating on a frozen lake or a hiking trail.


How to get there: Book your flights to Stockholm, your accommodation and your transfer.


Where to stay: "Downton Camper by Scandic" is located in the centre of Stockholm.


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