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Ukraine Requires Extra Entry Verification for Sputnik V Vaccines Users

June 10, 2021 • 7:10 am CDT
(Vax Before Travel)

Reuters reported Ukraine would not allow international travelers vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine into the country if they do not also provide a negative test for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the border service announced on June 10, 2021.

"In the last two days, there have been cases of foreigners trying to enter from abroad at checkpoints across Ukraine with documents on immunization with the Sputnik V vaccine," the border service said in a statement. "We emphasize that such a document does not give the right to enter Ukraine, as this vaccine is not included in the WHO list," it added.

The Sputnik V vaccine is now authorized in (67) countries worldwide.

The WHO's website states, 'If a vaccine has undergone a thorough evaluation of relevant data, testing of samples and WHO inspection of relevant manufacturing sites, and the outcome is positive, it is included in the WHO List of Prequalified Vaccines.'

As of June 10th, a new Sputnik V vaccine analysis published by the Kingdom of Bahrain may meet this WHO requirement.

As of June 8, the WHO's full listing of over 100 vaccines does not indicate Sputnik V vaccine authorization.