Israel is set to allow tourists with Sputnik V vaccine

Published on : Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The officials of Israel are hoped to recognize the tourists who are vaccinated with Russia’s controversial COVID-19 shot as immunized. As a result, allow them to enter Israel without getting quarantined, recent reports say so.

Though this has yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials, the Prime Minister of Israel, Naftali Bennett, is set to meet with the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, on Friday, for the first time in Sochi.

Introduced in August 2020, Sputnik V was proudly named after the world’s first satellite to symbolize the scientific prowess of Russia has been approved by 70 countries. Nonetheless, the World Health Organization and the European Medicines Agency are yet to approve Sputnik V for use. Some have even questioned lack of transparency of its vaccine trials.

Those with Sputnik V vaccines will be allowed to enter Israel, under the reported plan, is pending a blood screening for coronavirus antibodies, when Israel will start permitting tourists into the country, perhaps from November. The traveler will be moved to a quarantine hotel if his/her antibody levels are too low or may be returned to their country of origin, the reports claimed.

For Israel, recognition of the vaccine would mark a shift in the policy until now has only recognized immunization with shots approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

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