Recently, visa information website VisaGuide.World released a list of 45 countries that accept Sinovac vaccinated tourists. The website is also developing a tool to find out whether a tourist destination a tourist wants to visit receives a certain type of vaccine.
Sinovac is a vaccine made by a Chinese pharmaceutical company. On June 1, 2021, Sinovac received approval for emergency use from the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO website lists 39 countries that accept Sinovac, including Indonesia, China, Malaysia and Thailand.
However, not all countries accept foreign tourists who are vaccinated against Sinovac. Because, there are some countries that only accept foreign tourists with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
Meanwhile, based on the EMA website, the types of vaccines approved by the EMA so far are Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxsevria (AstraZeneca), and Comirnaty. Differences Sinovac and Sinopharm Sinovac and Sinopharm are two different vaccines, although they both come from China and are made from a killed virus.
List of 45 countries receiving Sinovac vaccines. The following is a list of 45 countries that accept foreign tourists who receive the Sinovac vaccine, according to VisaGuide.World:
- Timor Leste
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- south Africa
- Sri Lanka
Different countries, different vaccine regulations
Departing from the list of countries, please keep in mind that different countries apply different rules for the type of vaccine. The reason is, there are several countries that do not specifically mention the type of vaccine that is accepted for arrival.
Ecuador, for example, requires arrivals to the country to show a negative Covid-19 certificate via RT-PCR or antigen within 72 hours before travel, as well as a vaccine certificate at least 14 days before the flight.
There is also Serbia which requires foreign tourists who are allowed to enter to show a complete Covid-19 vaccination certificate submitted by several countries, including Greece, Romania and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).