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Russians are bussed to Serbia in search of internationally approved vaccines

Russians are bussed to Serbia in search of internationally approved vaccines

Serbia is a convenient option for Russian citizens who want to get an internationally approved vaccine against the coronavirus.

Vaccines from AstraZeneca and Pfizer / Biontech, among others, are offered here, both of which are EU-approved, and for Russian citizens it is possible to cross the border for free without a visa.

Vaccine travel costs $300-700, which is about 2,000-6,000 SEK, depending on what’s on the package, says Anna Filatovskaya, from travel agency Russky Express to AP.

– People don’t want to wait. She says many have relatives in Europe and need to come for personal reasons.

Nadezhda Pavlova went to Belgrade to get the vaccine.

– We took the Pfizer vaccine because we want to travel around the world, she tells the news agency.

Her husband, Vitaly Pavlov, 55, says he wants “the whole world to be open to us instead of a few countries”.

Made in Russia The Sputnik V vaccine was introduced to the population by President Vladimir Putin in August 2020 as the world’s first vaccine against covid-19.

About 70 countries, including Serbia, have agreed to use the vaccine.

However, neither WHO nor the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given its approval for use.

Russia is otherwise accused of repeatedly delaying inspections required for the EMA to move forward with the application, reports New York times.

According to the manufacturer of the esthetician and the Russian investment fund responsible for the vaccine, the efficiency of the vaccine is 97.6%.

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