If you are planning to travel anytime soon but are unaware whether the vaccine you have been vaccinated with is accepted as valid proof of COVID-19 immunity by your destination country, you can find out through our vaccine checker.

To use the Covid Vaccine Checker for Travelling Abroad, select the vaccine you have taken, and then select your destination country. The checker will then tell you whether your vaccine is accepted as valid for immunization against COVID-19 in your destination country or not.

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When it comes to the reopening of borders for those vaccinated, the issue is a bit more complicated. Some countries are opening their doors to particular other countries where the situation is safe, while others are permitting entry to anyone vaccinated against COVID-19.

Countries worldwide have approved and put into use different vaccines. Hungary, for example, is the country with the highest number of vaccines approved, as many as eight. The majority of Hungary’s fellow EU Member States, on the other hand, have approved only the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – which are Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, and Janssen.

Also read: Countries that have removed COVID-19 vaccination requirements for travelers

So, while someone vaccinated with Sputnik V can travel to Hungary, the same cannot enter Germany or France.

On the other hand, there are 8 vaccines that are approved for use by the WHO:

  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • AstraZeneca
  • Covishield
  • Bharat Biotech – Covaxin
  • Sinopharm (Bejing)
  • Sinovac

With 2.9 billion people have received at least their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, among whom a total of 1.1 billion fully vaccinated, the world is set to open its borders, gradually, maybe slowly, but safely.

Aside from causing a health crisis, the Coronavirus pandemic has also created a financial crisis, with world countries losing millions from the travel and tourism sector alone. For example, the US suffered a loss of $766 billion in the travel and tourism sector last year, while the UK has lost £148 billion, and Germany has lost €161 billion in the same sector within the same period.

Vaccine TypeNumber of countries
Pfizer-BioNTech158
Moderna102
AstraZeneca159
Sputnik V81
Novavax9
Sinopharm (Beijing)102
Sinovac (CoronaVac)72
Janssen (Johnson&Johnson)116
CureVac3
CoviShield70
Covaxin20
CanSinoBio12
Anhui Zhifei Longcom4
Takeda2
EpiVacCorona5
KoviVac4
QazVac2
CIGB6
CountryNr of approved vaccines
Afghanistan2
Albania4
Algeria5
American Samoa1
Andorra3
Angola3
Anguilla1
Antarctica0
Antigua And Barbuda5
Argentina8
Armenia3
Aruba1
Australia5
Austria8
Azerbaijan4
Bahamas3
Bahrain6
Bangladesh7
Barbados5
Belarus3
Belgium6
Belize4
Benin5
Bermuda2
Bhutan3
Bolivia6
Bosnia And Herzegovina5
Botswana7
Bouvet Island0
Brazil7
British Indian Ocean Territory0
Brunei Darussalam4
Bulgaria5
Burkina Faso3
Burundi1
Cambodia7
Cameroon4
Canada5
Cape Verde6
Cayman Islands2
Central African Republic2
Chad1
Chile6
China5
Christmas Island2
Cocos (Keeling) Islands0
Colombia5
Comoros1
Democratic People's Republic of Korea0
Democratic Republic Of The Congo4
Cook Islands1
Costa Rica2
Cote D'ivoire3
Croatia6
Cuba2
Cyprus8
Czech Republic4
Denmark4
Djibouti4
Dominica2
Dominican Republic4
East Timor3
Ecuador5
Egypt8
El Salvador3
Equatorial Guinea1
Eritrea0
Estonia4
Ethiopia3
Falkland Islands1
Faroe Islands3
Fiji2
Finland8
France5
French Guiana4
French Polynesia4
French Southern Territories0
Gabon4
Gambia2
Georgia4
Germany5
Ghana5
Gibraltar1
Greece10
Greenland2
Grenada2
Guadeloupe4
Guam3
Guatemala4
Guinea6
Guinea-bissau1
Guyana6
Haiti2
Heard Island And Mcdonald Islands0
Holy See (Vatican City State)1
Honduras4
Hong Kong2
Hungary10
Iceland7
India6
Indonesia10
Iran5
Iraq4
Ireland5
Israel2
Italy5
Jamaica4
Japan5
Jordan4
Kazakhstan5
Kenya6
Kiribati1
Kosovo2
Kuwait4
Kyrgyzstan17
Laos5
Latvia8
Lebanon4
Lesotho2
Liberia2
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya6
Liechtenstein4
Lithuania4
Luxembourg4
Macau3
Macedonia4
Madagascar4
Malawi6
Malaysia7
Maldives7
Mali3
Malta4
Marshall Islands2
Martinique4
Mauritania3
Mauritius8
Mayotte1
Mexico10
Federated States Of Micronesia2
Republic Of Moldova9
Monaco1
Mongolia5
Montserrat1
Montenegro5
Morocco6
Mozambique2
Myanmar3
Namibia5
Nauru1
Nepal8
Netherlands7
Netherlands Antilles0
New Caledonia4
New Zealand4
Nicaragua6
Niger2
Nigeria7
Niue1
Norfolk Island0
Northern Mariana Islands5
Norway6
Oman4
Pakistan7
Palau3
Palestinian Territory5
Panama4
Papua New Guinea4
Paraguay7
Peru4
Philippines8
Pitcairn0
Poland5
Portugal5
Puerto Rico3
Qatar3
Romania5
Russian Federation3
Rwanda6
Saint Helena1
Saint Kitts And Nevis1
Saint Lucia2
Saint Pierre And Miquelon4
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines6
Samoa1
San Marino1
Sao Tome And Principe1
Saudi Arabia4
Senegal3
Serbia5
Seychelles4
Sierra Leone2
Singapore4
Slovakia5
Slovenia8
Solomon Islands2
Somalia2
South Africa5
South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands0
The Republic of South Korea4
Spain7
Sri Lanka7
Sudan4
Suriname3
Svalbard And Jan Mayen0
Swaziland2
Sweden7
Switzerland8
Syrian Arab Republic2
Taiwan3
Tajikistan2
Tanzania4
Thailand6
Togo6
Tokelau0
Tonga2
Trinidad And Tobago5
Tunisia6
Turkey3
Turkmenistan2
Turks And Caicos Islands1
Tuvalu0
Uganda2
Ukraine6
United Arab Emirates5
United Kingdom5
United States of America8
United States Minor Outlying Islands0
Uruguay3
Uzbekistan4
Vanuatu3
Venezuela5
Vietnam8
British Virgin Islands0
US Virgin Islands2
Wallis And Futuna1
Western Sahara0
Yemen1
Zambia4
Zimbabwe5

Editor's Note: The data are being updated regularly as new information becomes available.

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