Russia submitted documents to the EU for mutual recognition of COVID passports

Russia has submitted to the European Union documents for the mutual recognition of COVID passports

Russia will soon submit an official application for recognition of the equivalence of its own and European COVIDs passports. This is reported by Izvestia with reference to the statement of the European Commission (EC).

The department clarified that Moscow has already submitted the necessary documents to verify the technical compatibility of vaccination control systems in the European Union and Russia. In the center of them. N.F. The Gamaleys reported that WHO is likely to approve the Russian Sputnik V vaccine by the end of 2021, followed by a response from the European regulator (EMA).

According to Fedot Tumusov, First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Health Protection Committee There are several factors that prevent the EU from recognizing the Russian vaccine. “First of all, political and economic. Many do not want to see competitors in the European market. Although Russia, in turn, has fulfilled all its obligations, “he said.

Meanwhile, Austria and Italy began to issue European vaccination passports (Green pass) to persons vaccinated with Sputnik V, but with provided they receive a booster mRNA vaccine approved in the European Union. The booster dose can be received no earlier than 28 days after the Sputnik V vaccination, and no later than six months after the first vaccination.

It is clarified that the new rule applies only to those who study or work in the country and was vaccinated earlier with the Russian vaccine. The Ministries of Health of Spain and Germany did not provide a comment on the request for the introduction of this rule in their territories.