An MEP for the opposition Socialist party has called on Prime Minister Viktor Orbán to seek out a solution at the upcoming EU summit to the travel restrictions of some 2 million Hungarians inoculated with Chinese and Russian Covid vaccines.
Recipients of the Sinopharm and Sputnik vaccines cannot travel freely in Europe because the jabs are not accredited by the bloc, Istvan Ujhelyi told an online press conference on Wednesday.
Újhelyi said the government had failed to raise the issue in the European Health Security Committee. He called on the prime minister to insist that the summit finds a solution to the situation of Hungarians “who
have become second-class EU citizens”
because of the “dubious purchase of the so-called Eastern vaccines”.