The National Vaccination Committee in Greece has approved the entry into the country of tourists vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. This was announced by a member of the Commission of Epidemiologists, Professor of the Athens National University named after Kapodistrias Van Papaevangelou, reports RIA Novosti.
According to Papaevangelou, when entering Greece, tourists over six years old must provide a negative PCR test taken 72 hours before arrival, a vaccination certificate or a recent coronavirus infection.
As the member of the commission said, at the meeting were presented third-party vaccines, which are required to be vaccinated to enter Greece, except for those already approved by the European Union and EMA (European Medicines Agency). As a result, the committee approved the drugs Novavax, Sinovac / BioNTech, Sputnik V, Sinopharm and Cansino Biologics.
Earlier in May, it became known about the plans of Greece to receive travelers vaccinated with Sputnik V. According to the country’s tourism minister, Haris Theocharis, the Russian vaccination has “a direct impact on the tourism markets.”
On June 5, the Greek authorities extended the entry permit for an unlimited number of Russians until June 14. Tourists from Russia are still required to have a certificate of vaccination against coronavirus, or a negative PCR test result, or a certificate of the transferred COVID-19 and the presence of antibodies.