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Which countries can be visited according to the received COVID-19 vaccine and in which cases the fourth dose is needed?

A woman arrives at Barajas airport in Madrid.  EFE / Fernando Villar
A woman arrives at Barajas airport in Madrid. EFE / Fernando Villar

In the last days, countries around the world began to remove restrictions on international travel. As previously reported by this medium, 10 nations have chosen this path, deciding to stop requiring vaccination and/or detection tests for Covid-19 from travellers, among them United Kingdom, Ireland, Mexico, Norway, Iceland, Hungary, Romania, Mongolia, Yemen and Gabon.

However, and despite the fact that serious cases of the coronavirus continue to decrease, The vast majority of countries around the world continue to require vaccinations as one of the basic entry requirements to enter their territories.. There are such cases in most European countries, the United States, regional destinations and the world.

The UK is the strongest economy to decide to lift all travel restrictions related to Covid-19.  REUTERS/May James
The UK is the strongest economy to decide to lift all travel restrictions related to Covid-19. REUTERS/May James

As is well known, More than 6 million Argentines have received the Sputnik-V vaccine, of Russian origin, which is not recognized by some countries. For that matter, days ago announced the Ministry of Health of Argentina who received that vaccine and need to travel abroad get the right to a fourth dose of an immunization endorsed by the World Health Organization (EDS). To access it, they must justify the plane ticket and declare the reason for the trip, whether for recreational, family, humanitarian, work, study, religious or other reasons.

In this context, Infobae relief the Entry conditions for the main destinations in the world depending on the type of vaccine received:

United States of America

In order to enter the USA, it is necessary to be in Argentina vaccinated with an inoculum recognized by the WHO or the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA, by its acronym in English), namely: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Bharat. The country does not admit other vaccines such as Sputnik-V.

Those who have had two doses of Sputnik-V and want to enter the United States must request a fourth dose.  REUTERS/Lucas Barth
Those who have had two doses of Sputnik-V and want to enter the United States must request a fourth dose. REUTERS/Lucas Barth

Therefore, Argentinians who have received two doses of Sputnik-V and wish to enter the United States must request a fourth WHO-approved booster dose.as long as they have a third dose of an equally well-known inoculant.

In other words, to enter the United States, it will not matter if you have one or two Sputnik-V vaccines, but what counts is making two applications for a recognized inoculant.

Brazil

One of the most famous regional destinations among Argentina allows entry to travelers as long as they can prove that they have a complete vaccination schedule for any vaccine recognized in the country that issued the vaccination certificate, by the National Agency for Health Surveillance or by the World Health Organization. In other words, everyone immunized in Argentina will meet this requirement.

Sanitation control equipment at La Palma airport, Spain.  EFE / Cati Cladera
Sanitation control equipment at La Palma airport, Spain. EFE / Cati Cladera

Spain

To travel to one of the most famous destinations in Europe for Argentina, it is necessary to obtain a vaccine recognized by the WHO and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), namely: Pfizer-BionTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Sinopharm, Sinovac and Covaxin.

However, Argentines will be able to enter Spain if they have two doses of Sputnik-V and a third of any of the vaccines mentioned above. That is the fourth dose would not be necessary to travel to the country of Iberia.

Germany

On its own behalf, Germany claims that a vaccination certificate against Covid-19 stating that the traveler has been vaccinated with an immunizer approved by the Paul Ehrlich Institute, among them is Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Moderna.

The German authorities have not said anything about the Russian vaccine, therefore, Those who have this immunization and want to travel to Germany avoiding quarantine, yes or yes, they must claim the fourth dose that enabled the nation’s Ministry of Health.

Germany also does not recognize Sputnik-V.  Singer EFE/GCC/FILIP/Archive
Germany also does not recognize Sputnik-V. Singer EFE/GCC/FILIP/Archive

France

The last thing France did with Argentina was put it back on its list of “green countries”, which means the entry of Argentina accepts vaccination with Sputnik-V As long as they present a negative PCR test result made within 72 hours before the flight, negative antigen test result made within 48 hours prior to shipment or you can also test positive for Covid-19 and a medical release confirming that the traveler already had the disease. between 11 and 180 days old.

consideration fully vaccinated As long as you have both doses of it AstraZeneca, Covishield, Moderna, Pfizer, Fiocruz, R-Covi, or Nuvaxovid; or has the only dose of Johnson & Johnson; or they have both doses of Sinopharm, Sinovac, or Covaxin plus a booster dose of Pfizer or Moderna.

That is there is no real need to ask for the fourth dose to enter France, but he would have to be considered a vaccinated traveler and avoid Covid-19 detection tests.

A group of masked young people walk through Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the background.  EFE/EPA/IAN LANGSDON
A group of masked young people walk through Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in the background. EFE/EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Italy

For its part, the Italian Government has ordered that from March Argentines can enter the country as long as they meet any of these requirements:

a) Complete vaccination with an inoculant authorized by the EMA (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, Moderna and AstraZeneca), applied up to 9 months before the date of entry.

b) Complete vaccination with EMA-authorized inoculant plus booster (reinforcement).

c) The height of the Covid-19less than 6 months old.

d) PCR test result negative which is done with a swab within 72 hours before entering Italy negative antigen test result done in the 48 hours before entering the country.

Like the French situation, Those vaccinated with Sputnik-V who want to avoid SARS CoV-2 detection tests should apply the fourth dose.

Italy allows Argentines who have been vaccinated to enter or people who can prove that they do not carry the disease.  (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)
Italy allows Argentines who have been vaccinated to enter or people who can prove that they do not carry the disease. (Photo by Stefania D’Alessandro/Getty Images)

Portugal

To enter the country it will also be necessary to vaccination schedule approved by WHOso Argentina Vaccination with Sputnik-V using the fourth dose should be able to enter without problems.

Greece

The Mediterranean country seems like the first person on this list to receive the Sputnik-V vaccine, as well as the others that have been implemented and are being implemented in Argentina. In addition, they require a PCR test for negative results within 72 hours prior to travel.

Australia

Another of the countries that known Sputnik-V vaccines of Australia, so Argentines only need a previously performed coronavirus detection test -72 hours in advance in the case of PCR or 24 hours in advance in the case of antigen tests – and their full vaccination schedule to travel to the country.

Australia recognizes the Russian Sputnik-V missile.  Photo: Pixabay
Australia recognizes the Russian Sputnik-V missile. Photo: Pixabay

Chile

Like Australia and Greece, It also accepts the entry of travelers vaccinated with the Russian inoculation, and request that the certificate of that vaccination be validated on an official site in Chile. AIn addition, you must present a PCR test to detect Covid-19 and you must have contractual medical insurance with coverage of at least 30,000 dollars. to cover expenses related to the illness.

Uruguay

Argentinians vaccinated with Sputnik-V are accepted by neighboring River Plate and the other inoculated, and in addition requires the presentation of a previous Covid-19 detection test and the existence of health coverage including costs related to the pandemic disease.

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