Source: CD Media
The European Union and the Russian Federation are moving towards accepting each others ‘vaccine passport’ with regard to the different vaccines developed for the Covid-19 pandemic.
This comes as evidence of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines mounts as to negative effects including over 9,000 reported deaths in the United States alone.
The European Union (EU) is ready to discuss with Russia the mutual recognition of certificates that indicate that people have immunity to COVID-19, EU Ambassador to Russia Markus Ederer announced at a press conference. According to him, the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates in Russia and the EU would be “very useful” for both parties. According to experts interviewed by Izvestia, this mutual recognition of vaccines and certificates is very likely, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
Ederer explained that electronic certificates are already in force in Europe, which allows EU citizens to move around the continent without hindrance.
He noted that the success of negotiations with Russia would make travel easier for its citizens and placed responsibility for the recognition of Russia’s Sputnik V jab on the European Medicines Agency. Assistant to the Minister of Health of Russia Alexey Kuznetsov said on the same day that the ministry had received the proposal and was ready to start dialogue.