Last month, the European Union (EU) approved a roadmap to allow vaccinated travelers from outside the EU to travel to Europe by the end of June.
Now, the EU is mulling over only allowing travelers that have been vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicine Agency (EMA).
What this means is that foreign travelers must have received the final dose of an EMA-approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before they arrive in an EU country.
Travelers vaccinated with Coronavirus vaccines not approved by the EMA will not be allowed to enter the EU.
In case an EU state approves a COVID-19 vaccine, the recipients of the vaccine will be allowed to enter that country only.
For instance, Hungary is currently using Russia’s Sputnik V and China’s CanSinoBIO COVID-19 vaccines in its vaccination campaign. The recipients of these two vaccines will be allowed entry in Hungary only.
The EMA has so far approved four Coronavirus vaccines. The EU-certified vaccines include the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson of the US and AstraZeneca of the UK.