August 31. A pair of European countries have set expiration dates for vaccines when it comes to travel, the latest move in an ever-changing international travel landscape.
Croatia and Austria, which both welcome American tourists, have each implemented a 270-day expiration on efficacy of vaccination, which amounts to about nine months. Travelers who intend to enter the countries with proof of vaccination must show it has been less than 270 days since they received their second dose.
Travelers heading to Croatia can choose to either show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test to enter the country and skip quarantine, according to the government. Alternatively, travelers can show proof they contracted COVID-19 and recovered.
For its part, Austria welcomes travelers from the United States who show proof of vaccination, proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their arrival, proof of a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of their arrival, or proof they have COVID-19 antibodies, according to the Austrian National Tourist Office. Children under 12 are exempt from testing.
Source: Travel and Leisure