The member states of the European Union (EU) have agreed to ease travel restrictions in the EU. Now tourists who have undergone a full vaccination against coronavirus will not be required to comply with quarantine upon arrival in the EU countries. These are vaccines approved by a European regulator or the World Health Organization (WHO).
The corresponding decision was agreed at a today’s meeting by the ambassadors of the EU countries, reports Reuters. The relief will affect foreigners who were vaccinated against coronavirus two weeks before arriving in the EU. They will be able to travel freely between all countries of the union. Restrictions for other foreign tourists will be based on the epidemiological situation with COVID-19 in their country.
EU approved vaccines from AstraZeneca, Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. The Russian vaccine “Sputnik V” is still being tested by the European regulator. WHO plans to assess the safety of the vaccine in the summer.
As of June 10, about 100 million EU residents were fully vaccinated against coronavirus. The European Parliament this week approved the introduction of COVID certificates. Europeans possessing it will be exempted from the obligation to take tests. The system has been launched in test mode so far, from July 1 it will officially work.
About the rate of vaccination in the world – in the publication “Kommersant” “Carpet vaccinations”.