Vaccine Tourism Helps Countries Welcome Tourists Back & Here’s How

by Tania Tarafdar
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After months of gloom, the government has finally rolled out COVID-19 vaccine for all above 18 years of age.  Vaccine tourism is already the emerging travel trend, and wealthy Indians are already flying to other countries in chartered flights to get vaccinated. Taking full advantage of the situation, the travel agencies have already started planning vaccine tourism packages for people who wish to travel to countries such as Russia, UK and more!

Travel Agents To Formulate Tour Packages With Vaccine

United Kingdom government giving their nod to the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is going to change the ongoing travel scenario. Travel agencies such as Zenith Holidays in Kolkata, Gem Tours & Travels in Mumbai and Chariot World Tours in Bangalore confirmed that they are formulating such tour packages that would even include the cost of the vaccine. Mumbai Travel Company Is Offering A Holiday To The USA At ₹1.75 Lakhs Including A COVID-19 Vaccine.

The Tourism Agencies Are Waiting To Hear From The Government

Not too surprisingly, the travel agencies have been receiving a lot of queries from Indians about travelling to the UK. However, the tourism agencies cannot curate such packages till they hear from the Indian government. Travel agents can also get into legal troubles if they make offers that are not approved by the government. Half A Million Sharks Might Be Killed For COVID Vaccine, Experts Warn

Vaccine Travel Will Be The New Mandate

So what exactly is a vaccine passport? A vaccine passport allows travellers to prove they have immunisation against any contagious infection. But with new and emerging COVID-19 vaccines. Different vaccines will have different levels of effectiveness, and hence, one may still require to take the COVID-19 tests upon arrival.

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If you are wondering if the vaccine passport will boost travel, the short answer is, that there is no certainty yet in the immediate future. Europe, for instance, will issue a green passport for those who are vaccinated. But every country will likely have different rules. Watch out this space for all the updated details.

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