Estonia has allowed entry to people who have been vaccinated with the Russian vaccine against the coronavirus ‘Sputnik V’, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Moscow embassy.
It is specified that earlier, the Estonian Health Department decided to allow everyone arriving in the country to confirm their infectious safety with any medications officially used in different countries. The ministry stated that the country recognizes those vaccines that are recognized by the source country. The country itself uses vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen.
“The relevant decision of the Estonian Health Department applies to the Sputnik V vaccine,” the diplomatic mission specified.
In fact, according to the embassy, this decision means that Russians who have had two vaccinations (despite the fact that no more than a year has passed since the last one) will be allowed to enter Estonia with a certificate of the completed procedure.
In total (as it is reminded), Sputnik V has been approved in 70 countries with a total population of 4 billion people, which is more than 50 per cent of the world’s population. According to the number of approvals received by state regulators, the vaccine ranks second in the world with an effectiveness of 97.6 per cent according to the results of data analysis of 3.8 million vaccinated Russians.