Selected Helpful Posts Related to Covid (May 2021- )

[USA | JUNE 9]

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[USA/LA | JUNE 9]

Watch out for local restrictions though. LA county has mandatory quarantine. Whether and how it’s enforced I don’t know.

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/traveladvisory.htm

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[EUROPE | JUNE 9]

"Chair of the Civil Liberties Committee and rapporteur Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) said: “Today Parliament has set the pace to restore free movement and a fully functional Schengen while we continue to fight this pandemic. The EU Digital COVID Certificate will function from 1st July, and will ensure safe and coordinated travel this summer. EU states are encouraged to refrain from imposing further restrictions, unless strictly necessary and proportionate, and it is reassuring that some are already issuing the certificate.“

The certificate will be issued free of charge by national authorities and be available in either digital or paper format containing a QR code. The document will certify that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has a recent negative test result or has recovered from the infection. In practice, these will be three distinct certificates. A common EU framework will make certificates interoperable and verifiable across the European Union, as well as prevent fraud and forgery."

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[CANADA | JUNE 11]

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[CHINA | JUNE 14 ]

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[EUROPE | JUNE 17]

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[GUAM | JUNE 22]

Under the Air V&V Guam USA vaccine tourism program, anyone who wants to visit Guam to get vaccinated against COVID-19 needs to book in advance a full travel package including hotel stay, transportation to and from the airport, and COVID-19 vaccination on their second day here.

Depending on their COVID-19 vaccine of choice, a traveler can stay on Guam for a minimum of three days up to 32 days or more.

Air V&V Guam USA packages range from $150 to $350 per night of hotel stay, and hotels are extremely flexible, knowing every traveler is different, GVB said.

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[UAE | JUNE 22]

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[CANADA | JUNE 22]

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[NETHERLANDS | JUNE 24]

Travelers from Taiwan arriving in the Netherlands will no longer be required to present a negative coronavirus test result or quarantine.

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[NEW ZEALAND | JUNE 23]

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[CANADA | JUNE 25]

Here is the email sent out to registered Canadians.

Note that proof of vaccination in languages other than English or French must by translated by an approved certified translator.
Contact your local Embassy or consulate in advance of travel to obtain the contact details of a translator in your area.

  • On June 21st, 2021 the Government of Canada announced the extension of some of Canada’s border measures as well as some changes to current measures that will begin to ease some testing and quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers who are currently permitted to enter Canada.

Easing of border measures

Beginning July 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers will not be required to quarantine or complete a day-8 test. In addition, fully vaccinated travellers arriving by air will not be required to stay at a government-authorized hotel to await their on-arrival test result.

Unvaccinated minors or dependent adults who are travelling with fully vaccinated travellers must still quarantine for 14 days and follow all testing requirements, but are not required to stay at a government-authorized hotel.

To be eligible for these exemptions, fully vaccinated travellers must still meet the pre-entry and on-arrival testing requirements, be asymptomatic and submit all required COVID-19 information electronically into ArriveCAN prior to travel to Canada, have a paper or digital copy of their proof of vaccination, and have a suitable quarantine plan.

Fully-vaccinated travellers

To be considered fully vaccinated, travellers must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine — or combination of vaccines — accepted by the Government of Canada, at least 14 days prior to entering Canada. Currently, those vaccines are manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). Travellers must provide proof of vaccination in English or French (or a certified translation).

You will find below the list of accepted and not accepted vaccines at the moment. We recommend that you visit the section entitled Determine if you’re fully vaccinated regularly as the list of accepted vaccines may expand in the future.

Accepted vaccines:

  • Pfizer (Comirnaty, tozinameran, BNT162b2)
  • Moderna (mRNA-1273)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria, AZD1222, Covishield)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) - single dose

Vaccines not currently accepted for fully vaccinated status in Canada:

  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin, BBV152 A, B, C)
  • Cansino (Convidecia, Ad5-nCoV)
  • Gamalaya (Sputnik V, Gam-Covid-Vac)
  • Sinopharm (BBIBP-CorV, Sinopharm-Wuhan)
  • Sinovac (CoronaVac, PiCoVacc)
  • Vector Institute (EpiVacCorona)
  • Other

Travellers can receive their vaccine in any country but must provide a certified translation confirming their vaccination status if proof of vaccination is not provided in English or French.

The Government of Canada will accept translations that were produced by a certified translator whose certification can be confirmed by a stamp or membership number with a professional translation association.

Eligibility

Only those travellers who are currently eligible to enter Canada and are now fully vaccinated, are eligible for these new measures if they meet specific criteria and requirements. Specific questions regarding quarantine measures can be directed to the Public Health Agency of Canada Contact Us - Public Health Agency of Canada.

Only individuals with a right of entry (Canadian citizens, permanent residents and persons registered under the Indian Act ), as well as some foreign nationals who are not prohibited from entering Canada under the Orders in Council ( Prohibition of Entry into Canada from the United States ; Prohibition of Entry into Canada from any Country other than the United Stat es) can currently enter Canada.

Individuals can verify if they are allowed to enter Canada.

Not fully-vaccinated travellers

There are no changes to Canada’s current border measures for travellers who are not fully vaccinated. Travellers must continue to adhere to the current testing and federal 14-day quarantine requirements, and provide COVID-19-related information electronically through ArriveCAN before arriving in Canada. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated air travellers must also book a three-night stay at a government-authorized hotel before their departure to Canada.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 can continue to test positive long after they have recovered and are no longer infectious. Travellers who have previously tested positive for COVID-19 must provide proof of a positive COVID-19 molecular test conducted between 14 and 90 days prior to their scheduled flight.*

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[BELGIUM | JUNE 25]

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[TAIWAN | JULY 2]

https://tw.forumosa.com/t/coronavirus-taiwan-open-june-2021/207874/3746?u=hannes

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[UK | JULY 15]

Taiwan has been put on the UK green list, so we must be doing something right. This means you won’t have to quarantine in the Uk if you go back this summer. Amazing news for some!

Useless info for others!!

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[CANADA | JULY 20]

Date established.

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[CANADA | JULY 20]

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[CANADA | SEPT 7]

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[UK | SEPT 18]

For people who are fully vaccinated plus 14 days, you will no longer need to have pre-flight PCR test before flying to England (I guess Scotland and Wales will follow at some point). There will be no quarantine requirement and only need to take a lateral flow test on day 2 after arrival.

This is if you’re traveling from a “non-red list” country and have completed a government-approved vaccination programme. It also allows for mixing of vaccine doses.

Taiwan is listed as one of the countries that these new rules applies to (but only for AZ, BNT, Moderna. Medigen isn’t mentioned).

This is the announcement:

And this is where the specific countries and rules are listed:

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