ATHENS, June 12. /TASS/. Greece’s National Vaccination Committee gave the green light to the entry of tourists inoculated with Russia’s Sputnik V jab and a number of other vaccines, which have not been approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) so far, a committee member, Vana Papaevangelou told reporters.
"In line with the decision of the National Vaccination Committee, Greece will allow entry to the country for travelers inoculated with any vaccines, including those which have not been approved by the EMA yet," said Papaevangelou, who is also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at University of Athens.
According to her, this concerns vaccines Novavax, Sinovac Biotech, Sputnik V, Sinopharm and CanSino Biologics.
Earlier Greek government officials assured that Russian tourists could present certificates on vaccination with Sputnik V to be allowed entry.
Under the Greek authorities’ decision, Russians and citizens of other countries, who are allowed to enter Greece, should present either a certificate on vaccination completed at least 14 days before the trip or a negative PCR test made 72 hours before the entry or a certificate of the recovery from COVID-19 and anti-bodies (valid from two until nine months from the date of the illness). These rules apply to minors aged from six years and older. Those coming to Greece may also present a European vaccination certificate.
Since June 10, the number of regular Moscow-Athens flights has been increased to eight per week. However, there are no charter flights to Greek resorts from Russia yet.