Europe opens its doors with the vaccination requirement! BioNTech will leave, Sinovac and Sputnik V will now wait

class = “cf”>

Given the acceleration of the vaccination process and its positive impact on epidemic data, the European Union is preparing to ease restrictions on non-compulsory travel from third countries. The European Commission has recommended that third-country nationals vaccinated as part of the fight against COVID-19 be allowed to travel to EU countries. If the EU countries accept this proposal, those among the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or included in the list of emergency uses of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be able to surrender in the EU outside of mandatory situations.

HOW WILL THE IMMUNIZATION CONDITION BE?

A person who wishes to travel to the EU from a non-EU country must have completed the vaccination process at least 14 days before travel. Unvaccinated children will be able to travel with their vaccinated parents, provided that the test carried out at least 72 hours before travel is negative.

WHICH VACCINES WILL BE VALID

class = “cf”>

Vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency will be automatically accepted. EU countries will be able to add vaccines included in the WHO emergency use list to the list of accepted vaccines, if they wish. The EMA has so far approved the BioNTech / Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The pre-evaluation processes for Russian vaccines Sputnik V, Curevac and Novavax are continuing.

WHAT ARE THE OTHER CRITERIA?

The country’s epidemic situation, which is the starting point of the trip, is also of crucial importance. Although the country’s data is poor, those with approved vaccines will be able to travel to the EU. If the country’s data meets the criteria set by the EU and is included in the EU travelers list, the vaccine available to the traveler will not be taken into account. The most important criterion that will turn off vaccine detail is that the number of cases per 100,000 people over a 14-day period should not exceed 100. Under current rules, this ratio was set at 25.

HOW IS THIS AFFECTING TURKEY?

Acceptance of the proposal will directly affect Turkey. Turkish citizens who have an EMA-approved BioNTech / Pfizer vaccine will be able to travel to the EU. Vaccines that have not yet received EMA approval or have not completed the WHO emergency use authorization process will not be able to travel to EU countries , except in mandatory situations. If there is a significant improvement in epidemic data and Turkey is included in the travel list created by the EU, those who have not yet received EMA approval (Sinovac, Sputnik V, etc. .) will also be able to travel to the EU.

IS A VACCINE CERTIFICATE NECESSARY?

class = “cf”>

As long as the vaccination certificate that the EU is working on is not operational, the vaccination certificate from third countries will be accepted on the basis of its authenticity, validity and if it contains all the necessary information.

INFORMATION NOTE

Currently, the European Union allows citizens of seven countries outside the EU to enter, except in compulsory cases. Citizens of other countries, including Turkey, can only enter compulsory situations or if they have a residence in an EU country.

class = “cf”>

THE EU WILL OPEN THE BRAKE IF IT WANTS

The European Commission has also proposed an emergency braking mechanism to keep the epidemic situation under control. As a result, if the situation in a country worsens, especially with regard to variants, EU countries will have the power to immediately suspend non-compulsory travel. Vaccinated third-country nationals must comply with the rules (testing, quarantine, etc.) determined by the countries to which they will travel during a non-compulsory trip to the EU.

THE LIST GROW

The European Commission’s relaxation of the criteria for the number of cases will result in the addition of new countries to the list of safe travel, which currently only has seven countries. The countries currently on the EU list are Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. China is also on the list, provided it applies the principle of reciprocity. EU officials say the list could soon expand to cover nearly 100 countries. The list will be updated every two weeks. The Commission’s proposal is expected to be approved by the end of the month.

Bigpara for cryptocurrency markets

Bigpara for cryptocurrency markets

Add a Comment