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The EU authorities offered to open the entrance for vaccinated with WHO-approved vaccines – RBC

If the proposal is approved, then the entry into the EU may open for those vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine. For those vaccinated with “Sputnik V”, the European Union will open the borders after the approval of the drug in the WHO

The European Commission prepared amendments to travel advice to the European Union, she is now proposing to open borders to those vaccinated with WHO-approved vaccines. These amendments must be approved by the Council of the EU for entry into force, in this case they must be effective from January 10th.

Now tourists can cross the EU border with a certificate of vaccination with a drug approved by the European Medical Regulator (EMA). If the EU Council allows the entry of tourists vaccinated also with vaccines approved by the WHO, then they can do this if they have a PCR test in addition to the vaccination certificate. The vaccination itself must be done no later than 9 months before the border crossing.

Russians vaccinated with Sputnik V will not be affected by this innovation – the Russian vaccine has not yet received WHO approval. At the moment, vaccines from the companies AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are registered in the European Union. The Chinese vaccine Sinopharm is not on this list either, but it received approval from WHO in May, which, if amendments to the recommendations are adopted, will open the entry into the European Union for those vaccinated with this drug.

The Council of the EU also proposes to allow entry into the European Union with covid certificates issued in non-EU countries, if they comply with the format of the European electronic certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate). For example, agreements on the mutual recognition of covid certificates with the EU already there is with Ukraine and Turkey.

“For visitors from countries that do not have such an equivalent, EU member states can continue to accept proof of testing and vaccination issued by non-EU countries, in accordance with their national legislation, subject to the need to be able to verify their authenticity and validity. “, – the message says. According to valid from the beginning of July in the European Union the rules the use of covid certificates, European countries can independently at the national level decide whether or not to admit vaccinated vaccines that are not recognized in the EU.

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