What vaccines do I need to leave the country? – Travel – Life

The health situation generated by covid-19 has led to some restrictions in different countries of the world. However, having the vaccine against the new coronavirus is not the only requirement to enter certain nations.

(Read also: Know what are the types of visa for Colombians).

Next, learn about the vaccinations you must have to travel to the United States, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.


Entry to the North American country is subject to the visa that you must file with the Embassy.

The immigrant visa “It allows you to travel to the United States and apply for admission as a permanent legal resident”, notes the United States Embassy in Colombia.

To obtain this document, you must comply with the following vaccines reviewed by the State Department:

– Hepatitis A
– Hepatitis B
– Influenza
– Influenza type b (Hib)
– Measles
– Meningococcal
– Mumps
– Pneumococcal
– Whooping cough
– Polio
– Rotavirus
– Rubella
– Tetanus and diphtheria
– Chickenpox

Therefore, you should review your vaccination card. If you do not have it or you have lost it, contact a health entity so that they can analyze your case and proceed to carry out the immunization with the necessary vaccines.

If you have your card, but you are missing some vaccines, also contact your EPS to obtain them.

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What about the covid-19 vaccine?

The covid-19 vaccine it is not mandatory to enter the United States.

However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should have a viral test three days before your trip where the negative result is verified. You can also present a document to verify that you have overcome the contagion, in case you have had the virus.

It is worth remembering that, even if the vaccine is not mandatory, in the United States the doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen.

The United States has only endorsed and recommended three vaccines against COVID-19: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Janssen.

European Union (EU)

Spain, like the other countries of the European Union, request routine vaccinations from travelers:

– Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (DTP)
– Haemophilus Influenzae tipo B (Hib)
– Hepatitis B (VHB)
– Poliomyelitis (OPV or VPI)
– Rubeola measles

In addition, it is mandatory to be immunized against the yellow fever and meningococcal meningitis, according to the portal of the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare of Spain.

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Which covid-19 vaccines does the European Union accept?

The block of EU countries allows the entry of tourists who are vaccinated against covid-19.

Vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Covishield and Janssen.

However, countries like Spain take into account the vaccines endorsed by the World Health Organization, including that of Sinovac.

So, to have more precise information on the covid-19 vaccines that are accepted in each of the 27 EU countries, you can go to the official page (here)

United Kingdom

To enter the United Kingdom, those who must also have these vaccines:

– Hepatitis A
– Hepatitis B
– Rage
– Triple viral (measles, mumps and rubella)
– Influenza

Can you enter the UK in the middle of covid-19?

Colombian travelers have restricted entry to the United Kingdom for the health situation. Colombia is in ‘red color’ according to the classifications of that country. Only nationals or residents are allowed to enter.

The situation may change as vaccination progresses in different countries and the presence of other variants of the virus is analyzed.

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