The recommendations of the European Commission on permission to enter the European Union for foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against coronavirus must be agreed by the end of May in order for them to enter into force from June. This was announced on Monday, May 3, by a source in Brussels.
According to him, the recommendations will come into force if they are approved by the EU Council.
The source also suggested that, first of all, they can open the entrance for the residents of Israel, where they have made significant progress in vaccinating the population, RIA Novosti reports.
The fact that the European Commission for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic recommended that EU countries allow foreign tourists who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with drugs certified in the community to enter, it became known earlier that day.
At the same time, the order of crossing the borders of the EU countries can be determined independently.
It clarifies that the drugs must be certified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO). The Russian vaccine “Sputnik V” has not yet been certified in the EU.
Earlier, on April 22, the EU countries agreed on the technical characteristics of certificates for vaccination of the population against coronavirus. The introduction of such certificates is planned for June this year.
On March 17, the European Commission presented a draft digital certificate of vaccination against coronavirus. According to the EC, the document will contain information on the vaccination of an EU citizen, data on his recovery after suffering COVID-19, or a negative PCR test for coronavirus.