10 best vaccination card holders for travelers

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Because you don’t waste your shot. . . literally.

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NOTEver since you were making flashcards for your American History midterm, one flashcard meant so much. And while the decline of the Omicron wave means many popular destinations like Hawai’i and Iceland have lifted all COVID-related entry requirements, others like Italy, Canada and Bermuda don’t. than relaxing testing protocols, meaning you always need your vaccination card handy. . In the continental United States, a similar situation is emerging: Most states have lifted restrictions, but many restaurants, museums and theaters are opting to continue requiring proof of vaccination for entry.

Also, since not all countries will accept US versions of digital immunization records, it’s more than wise to have your physical copy with you whenever you travel. (We’ll take a minute here to remind you that laminating your card isn’t a good idea. It’s hard to predict if and when we’ll need more reminders, which should then be written on a new line of your card. )

So, stop stuffing the poor into the depths of your purse or wallet. Like your passport, your vax card deserves its own strong backing. And whether you’re looking for something purely protective or something with a bit more flair, we’ve found versions to suit nearly every type of traveler. Read on to find out the top 10 vaccination card holders you can buy online right now.

These basic plastic sleeves are made for minimalists.

1. Clear Vaccination Card Protector

Buy now: $5 for three, amazon.com

If you’re looking for a basic card sleeve, you can’t beat the durability and price of this PVC model from Amazon. It is also equipped with holes on the top, in case you prefer to attach a lanyard; its secure seal means it is waterproof. Plus, at $5 for a three-pack, you can buy one for each member of the family.

This double passport and vaccination card holder is handmade by an Etsy manufacturer in Los Angeles.

2. Faux Leather Vaccination Card and Passport Holder by Henney’s Boutique

Buy now: $8 (instead of $11), etsy.com

There are plenty of IDs and documents to keep track of as you go through security, so anytime you can store several securely in the same holder, that’s a win. We love this double passport and vaccination card holder from Etsy not only because it simplifies our organization, but also for its chic leatherette material that comes in a wide range of rainbow hues. Pro tip: If you’re traveling in a group, ask each person to choose their own color so your documents never get swapped.

This leatherette vaccine card holder lets you show your CDC card and ID at the same time.

3. Marble Print Vaccine Card Protector by Vandz

Buy now: $6, amazon.com

For those looking for a stand with a bit more flair, we love the marble pattern of this version from Amazon. The two-fold design means you can store your vax card on one side and your ID card on the other, which certainly makes entering restaurants or stadiums a breeze. It also comes in five colorways, from a more moody black gold to a cheery, cloudy pale purple.

These colorful vaccination card holders are anything but boring.

4. Vaccination card case by Uncommon Goods

Buy now$16, uncommongoods.com

To proclaim your vax status loud and clear, get the Uncommon Good Vaccination Card Case. You can choose a favorite from one of four different designs, ranging from “Happy to be vaccinated” to simply “VAXXED” in bold. This durable poly-twill case is another folding option; you can stick your card on one side and an ID or credit card on the other.

These cheerful vaccination card holders are handmade by an Etsy seller in Washington State.

5. Rifle Paper Co. Vaccination Card Holder by Queentopaz Creations

Buy now$14, etsy.com

Design-conscious travelers will instantly recognize the fabric of these holders, sourced from cheerful floral print supplier, Rifle Paper Co. You can choose from one of seven different patterns, ranging from dark blue to sparkling pink colourways; all feature full fabric on the back and a clear vinyl sleeve for your card on the reverse.

An Etsy maker in Des Moines, Iowa, hand-embroiders these brackets.

6. Sew Much Floral Vaccination Card Holder

Buy now$13, etsy.com

If it’s not quite spring in your house, you can still dream, right? This hand-embroidered vaccination card holder from Etsy is beautifully decorated with delicate wildflowers on one side and a plastic panel for your card on the other. And if you’re picky about materials, don’t worry: there are 34 different fabric options to choose from.

For those who appreciate the little luxuries in life

7. Leather Vaccination Card Holder by Royce New York

Buy now: $75, royce.us; saksfifthavenue.com

We all have those friends who appreciate the finer things in life. And if you’re looking for a gift for one of them, we think this deluxe vaccination card holder from Royce New York fits the bill. Made of genuine leather, it features a clear vaccine card panel on one side and card slots on the other. Bonus: If you order directly through Royce, the price includes your free initial monogram, for a more personalized look.

These leather vaccination passport holders are handmade in Ukraine, so although shipping is not possible at this time, you can still support the manufacturer.

8. Genuine Leather Vaccination Passport Holder by Pelle Leather Design

Buy now$21, etsy.com

If you’re looking for a leather vaccine card case with a cheaper price tag, we love this sturdy design from Etsy. Its clever design doubles as a travel wallet: you can store your vaccination card on one side, and several slotted pockets on the other can hold your passport, as well as several credit cards and coins. identity. It can even be stamped with your name or initials in a variety of colors.

Editor’s note: Since this Etsy designer is based in Ukraine, she is currently unable to ship orders following the February 24 Russian invasion. As this Etsy shop was his main job and source of income, you can still support the owner of Pelle Leather Design by purchasing a digital postcard which essentially acts as a direct donation. If you choose to purchase one of its travel wallets, do so with a lot of patience. Additionally, Etsy has canceled current sales due from all sellers in Ukraine.

Give your vaccination card some glitz and glamour.

9. Vaxx case with chain from Kesha x Pretty Connected

Buy now: $40, jolieconnectée.com

Vaccine carrier, but make it glamorous. Kesha (yes, that Kesha) collaborated with trendy accessory line Pretty Connected to create a vaccine card holder with a removable chain that doubles as a jewel. You can wear the chain (in gold, silver, or rose gold) around your neck attached to your clear vax case, or store the case in your purse and use the chain as a mask or camera mount.

For lovers of animal prints

10. Ziakeau Corded Vaccination Card Holder

Buy now: $9, amazon.com

Any type of ID card holder with a lanyard is great for travel: either it’s around your neck so you don’t have to worry about losing it, or it’s hidden in your bag, the loop makes it much easier to find. We love this vaccination card holder from Amazon for its sturdy lanyard, as well as the multiple patterns on the holder (the leopard is a neutral, after all). It even comes with a keychain option, in case you want to swap out the lanyard for something shorter.

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