Many countries have eased restrictions on Covid-19 by removing mandatory testing and vaccination requirements for travelers.
The White House (USA) announced on May 1 that it will end the requirement for Covid-19 vaccination vaccination requirements for international travelers and federal employees from May 11 amid the state of emergency over the country. public health caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus is thought to be over.
The US Department of Homeland Security said that as of May 12, the country will also stop requiring international travelers entering the US via air, water and land to present vaccination certificates. Covid-19.
The Japanese government also announced the end of border control measures on Covid-19 from May 8. The move is expected to revive Japan’s tourism industry.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that in addition to easing restrictions for tourists, the country of cherry blossoms has also removed the mandatory requirement to wear masks from March 13. However, the agency still encourages people to wear masks in public places and crowded areas.
Japan was one of the last countries in Asia to decide to remove epidemic prevention regulations for visitors.
Earlier in January, Thailand also removed the health regulation that required visitors entering the country to present proof of having been vaccinated against Covid-19.
According to Thailand’s Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, it is not necessary to present a vaccine certificate when the world’s people have almost completed the basic vaccination program. Anutin Charnvirakul also affirmed that visitors who have not been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be allowed to enter without any restrictions.
Starting February 13, Singapore lifted travel restrictions due to Covid-19 for travelers who have not been fully vaccinated. Requirements that are no longer required include pre-departure testing and certification of Covid-19 vaccination, or purchase of travel insurance that covers Covid-19 treatment.
Singapore’s Ministry of Health announced that the mandatory regulation of wearing masks on public transport will also expire, except in medical facilities. Singapore is currently implementing many activities to attract tourists and businesses.
A series of other countries around the world have also removed the regulations on testing and certifying Covid-19 vaccine vaccination for tourists to ease travel and facilitate the recovery of the tourism industry.
Bloomberg news agency has listed a list of some countries that have lifted restrictions on Covid-19 for visitors on entry such as Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Ireland, Iceland, France, Finland …
In Asia, South Korea also does not require Covid-19 testing for incoming visitors. Meanwhile, Australia has completely removed entry restrictions related to Covid-19.
In the Americas, international travelers will no longer need to fulfill testing, quarantine or vaccination requirements upon entry into Argentina, Canada and Costa Rica. Egypt, Congo and Gabon are the first African countries to announce an end to all entry requirements related to Covid-19.