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Booster Shots For Travel In 2022? More Countries Set Expiry Dates For ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Status

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Planning a world journey for 2022? You might have a Covid-19 booster shot earlier than you go. A rising variety of international locations now say that being “fully vaccinated” has an expiry date

This development started to emerge final summer season, when the delta variant of the coronavirus was surging around the globe and research revealed that vaccine safety diminishes over time.

In July, Croatia turned the primary nation to set a most validity interval for Covid-19 vaccine certificates. Initially the Balkan state set a requirement that vacationers be absolutely vaccinated not more than 9 months earlier than arrival. That window has since been prolonged to 1 12 months earlier than arrival.

American vacationers and others from exterior the European Union are required to point out a “certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 365 days, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) not older than 365 days,” in keeping with the Croatian authorities web site.