How COVID-19 Vaccines Will Affect Travel

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One of the many ways in which the Coronavirus disturbed our lives when it came around last year was by stopping us from being able to travel, as the risk of flying to a different place and exposing ourselves to more people (and more people to you) became too dangerous. But we’re now coming to a turning point in the pandemic as vaccines are being rolled out internationally. Naturally, people are beginning to wonder when they’ll be able to travel again. So what can you expect to happen now?

Unfortunately, we only know that the vaccines reduce the risk of getting ill from COVID-19; we don’t know if actually reduces the risk of spreading it between people. This means that travel won’t be able to go completely back to normal just yet. Even as more countries open up their borders (some only for people who have already received the vaccine), you can still expect to wear masks, take COVID-19 tests, and research the Coronavirus situation wherever you’re travelling to.

That being said, if you want to increase your chances of being allowed into foreign countries, you’ll definitely need to get the vaccine and the documentation that proves you’ve had it, which might be necessary to be allowed past passport control.