MOSCOW: The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, Russia’s sovereign wealth fund) announces that Israeli authorities have granted approval for entry of individuals vaccinated with the Sputnik V vaccine.
To date, a total of 101 countries have approved entry of those to have received the Sputnik V vaccine. Key requirements of the 101 countries which allow visits following Sputnik V vaccination are: Sputnik V vaccinated individuals may visit a total of 31 countries without any additional COVID-19 related approval; Negative PCR or positive antibody tests at entry expand this by an additional 50 countries; Obligatory quarantine is required in an additional 20 countries.
Only 15 countries require vaccines other than Sputnik V. Only 5 of these countries (less than 9% of international travel journeys), including the U.S. (representing less than 3%), fully rely on the WHO’s approved list of vaccines which Sputnik V is expected to be added to this year.
Countries opening their borders for those who have received the Sputnik V vaccine are demonstrating the will to help their tourism industry and businesses to recover more quickly, welcoming of the waves of tourists and laying the new foundations for economic recoveries.