EU to open borders for vaccinated tourists with approved vaccines
The European Union intends to begin receiving tourists vaccinated against the new type of coronavirus with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) this summer. The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced this in an interview with the New York Times.
“One thing is clear: all 27 Member States will unconditionally accept anyone vaccinated with EMA-approved vaccines,” von der Leyen said.
At the same time, the head of the EC did not disclose the timing of the opening of the borders of the European Union and the details of how tourism will be restored.
At the moment, the Russian vaccine against the new type of coronavirus “Sputnik V” has not been certified by the European Medicines Agency. At the same time, several countries of the European Union approved its application before receiving the approval of the regulator.
Russia became the first country in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19. The drug was developed by NITsEM named after Gamaleya jointly with the Russian Direct Investment Fund and was named “Sputnik V”.