The problem with the RUSSIAN VACCINE (Sputnik V) – VisualPolitik
Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that the country will be ready to vaccinate foreigners traveling to Russian territory with vaccines of its own production. In his speech at the International Economic Forum he also announced that the first laying of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is already completed.
Russia could become a new destination for vaccine tourism. The country’s President Vladimir Putin invited foreigners to travel to Russia for vaccinations and ordered the government to “create the necessary conditions” within a month, an announcement he made during his speech at the plenary of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The Russian nation has approved four vaccines for domestic use, of which the most widely used is Sputnik V, which is marketed in 60 countries. It is administered in two doses, with an interval of 21 days between each injection.Putin recalled that the efficacy of Sputnik V is 96% and, so far, “there is not a single fatal case from the use of the vaccine.” “The national pharmaceutical industry is ready to increase production,” the president insisted.
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As of January 1, 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa for visiting the entire Russian territory. This electronic visa allows you to enter the country only once for tourist, business, humanitarian or family visit purposes, for a maximum of 16 days . The nationalities and entry points eligible for this visa are as follows. The average time to obtain the electronic visa is about 4 days. No invitation or voucher is required for this process.
To travel to Russia, the e-visa is mandatory. From January 1, 2021, you can visit the whole country with the unified e-visa. The visa for Russia allows you to stay 16 days in the different Russian oblasts in order to visit your relatives, for business, tourism or humanitarian reasons.
The electronic visa for Russia is available online for a fee of 69 € per traveler. It is not possible to obtain a visa for Russia on arrival, we advise you to apply online 4 days before your departure to Russia.
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It is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted through contaminated food or drink. In some cases it can also be transmitted sexually or through blood transfusions. It is recommended to get the vaccine no matter where you plan to stay in Russia.
Hepatitis B is transmitted mainly through contact with blood or blood-derived fluids, contaminated needles or unprotected sex. This vaccine can be administered in conjunction with hepatitis A in a series of 3 injections called Twinrix.
This disease is transmitted by mosquito bites and can lead to serious consequences or even death. The vaccine is recommended for some travelers, depending on the regions they plan to visit. A specialist in travel medicine can support you.
In Russia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is not a major risk for most travelers. Vaccination is recommended for those who plan to visit remote areas or work with animals.
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It is important to keep in mind that the pandemic situation is changeable and the Russian authorities, as well as those of third countries, may change the provisions without prior notice. Therefore, it is the traveler’s responsibility to check with the Russian embassy and the embassy of the countries of stopover before making travel decisions.
It is also advisable to verify the pandemic situation before making a decision to travel, as well as to have sufficient resources to face flight delays or cancellations (both for the eventuality of having to purchase new tickets, as well as to cover unforeseen expenses for lodging and food for a stay beyond the originally planned).
It is very important to have a comprehensive medical insurance that covers the necessary care and to verify that it is valid in the Russian Federation, since private medical service is very expensive, especially in cases of hospitalization. Remember that tourists are not entitled to free medical service.