If you are a sun chaser looking to get out of Australia and escape abroad this winter, you might want to get your booster shot. The United Arab Emirates along with seven European countries have announced you cannot get in unless you have had your booster, with others putting an expiry date on current vaccine passports.
From February 1st, Spain will only allow travellers to enter who can show proof they were fully vaccinated against Covid within the last 270 days.
This means that any travellers who received their second dose more than nine months ago will require a booster jab to be allowed in.
Boosters must have been given more than 14-days before travel.
For those heading to France, if you have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months, you will now need to show proof of your booster shot to enter.
Similar to France, if you have been fully vaccinated for more than seven months, you will now need to show proof of your booster shot to enter.
If you are looking to head to the Netherlands, you’ll need your vaccine certificate to show that your last dose was given within the last nine months.
Similar to Netherlands, you’ll need your vaccine certificate to show that your last dose was given within the last nine months.
Currently, your vaccine passport is valid for nine months after the second dose. But, from February 1st, that is being reduced to six months, after which a booster jab is required.
If you are looking to take your sweet tooth to Belgium, best you get boosted. They have an even shorter time frame for double vaxxed tourists to get boosted. From March 1st, vaccine certificates will only be valid for five months after the second dose.
United Arab Emirates
The UAE became the first country to ban visitors from entering if you don’t have all three jabs. Visitors entering UAE are considered unvaxxed unless they have had their booster.
Ensure that well before you travel and leading up to travel, you check the local government travel websites for the country you’re entering for the most up-to-date information. Including additional covid restrictions and requirements for testing & quarantine.