American business has asked the US authorities to recognize the Sputnik V vaccination certificates. This was announced to Izvestia by the President of the American Chamber of Commerce Alexis Rodzianko. The State Department accepted the document for consideration, the head of the department specified.
“In order to travel from Russia to the United States, two things are needed: a visa, which is now impossible to obtain, and an inoculation with the vaccine accepted by either the WHO or the United States. Therefore, we asked the US government to take other vaccines for business travel, including Sputnik V, ”said the head of AmCham. – The answer to our request was this: while we are thinking.
Since November 9, the United States has changed the rules for entering the country – foreigners with a nonimmigrant visa are now required to provide a certificate of complete vaccination against coronavirus. Only certificates of vaccination with drugs approved by the US or WHO medical regulator are accepted.
This list includes eight vaccines: the American Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, the Pfizer and BioNTech consortium, the British-Swedish AstraZeneca, the Indian CoVishield and CoVaxin vaccines, and the Chinese SinoVac Biotech and Sinopharm.
Not a single Russian vaccine was included in the list of allowed entry into the United States. Therefore, citizens vaccinated by Sputnik V cannot enter the States – according to the requirements published by the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), passengers will not be allowed on board without a vaccination certificate. At the same time, these rules do not apply to the crossing of the land and sea borders of the United States.
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