We received several comments from our readers that they got vaccinated abroad but do not have an immunity card yet, so they cannot enjoy today’s Hungarian grand reopening. For them, the European “green card” will probably be the solution. But how will those be able to travel who received an Eastern jab (Chinses, Russian), which is not yet approved by the EMA?
According to atv.hu, the Hungarian foreign ministry is currently in talks with many countries about the mutual acceptance of the Eastern vaccines. These states include Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Israel, and some Persian Gulf countries.
PM Viktor Orbán assured everybody on Friday in the Kossuth Rádió interview that even those who receive the Chinese or the Russian vaccine would be able to travel abroad in the summer. That is important because the European Parliament decided on Thursday that
only those would automatically receive an immunity card who received a jab approved by the European Medicine Agency (EMA).
PM Orbán declared that first, they started negotiations regarding the Eastern vaccines with the neighbouring countries to accept each other’s “green card”.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó announced on Thursday that Hungary signed agreements with Serbia and Montenegro, while today, he said that the list expanded with Bahrein and Slovenia. Therefore, those who have a Hungarian immunity card, regardless of whether they got Pfizer, Sputnik, or Sinopharm,
can travel to these four countries without any restrictions.
He said that talks are still underway with Croatia, Slovakia, Greece, Israel, and states in the Persian Gulf, which started to use the Chinses vaccines earlier than Hungary. Thus, he hopes that he will be able to announce further agreements next week.
Furthermore, on Thursday, a new decree was published in the Hungarian Gazette (Magyar Kölöny) saying that all Hungarian citizens with an immunity card can return to Hungary without being put into quarantine.
Italy, Spain, and France plan to allow everybody holding an immunity certificate to enter the country.
In the case of Serbia, Montenegro, Greece, and Croatia, it does not matter which vaccine you got
if you are fully vaccinated and you can prove that there is no obstacle to enter.
However, in Poland, only those escape the quarantine who were vaccinated with a jab approved by the EMA. Interestingly, to Mexico, Zanzibar, and the Dominican Republic, everybody is free to travel.
Source: atv.hu, index.hu