EU countries have jointly adopted updated guidelines for Member States on the admission of vaccinated travelers, including for tourism, which open up opportunities for tourism after the CoronaVac vaccination.
This is stated in the decision of the Council of the European Union, which is available to EuroPravda.
A key change that is important for Ukrainians concerns the list of vaccines that allow vaccination to travel to EU countries. Vaccines from 5 manufacturers are currently approved for use in the EU: Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Johnson and Johnson and Novavax.
Meanwhile, the Chinese vaccine CoronaVac from Sinovac is also particularly popular in Ukraine. It is approved by the World Health Organization (WHO), but has not been approved for use in the EU itself. As a result, it has so far only allowed entry into a small number of EU countries. The new solution removes this problem.
“Member States should lift temporary restrictions on non-essential travel for persons vaccinated with EU or WHO approved vaccines if they have received the last dose of initial vaccination at least 14 days and no more than 270 days before entry, or if received a booster dose “, – explained in the EU Council.
However, under the new rules, special rules of entry may be set for those vaccinated with the Chinese vaccine, including requiring a PCR test or requiring self-isolation on arrival, even if those vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines are not required to do so.
It is also recommended to allow entry for unvaccinated children under 18, but they may be required to self-isolate.
The new recommendations should take effect on March 1. Decisions on a specific admission scheme are made by each country, but a number of EU countries (including Germany, France, etc.) usually approve entry rules in line with EU Council recommendations.
It should also be noted that the relaxation of the rules does not apply to those vaccinated by Russian Sputnik, as it has not been tested by the WHO.
It’s all about restrictions in the EU read in the special section “European Truth”.
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