Putin wants to organise ‘vaccine tourism’ in Russia for foreigners to get the Sputnik V jab

Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on June 30, 2020.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he wants tourists to visit Russia to get the new Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.
  • The Sputnik V is still under review by the World Health Organisation and European Medicines Agency.
  • Russia is currently reporting nearly 9,000 new Covid-19 cases per day.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to encourage “vaccine tourism,” where foreign citizens can visit the country to get a free Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine.

“There is widespread practice where business people and heads of companies come specifically to Russia to get a jab against the coronavirus,” Putin told the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Moscow Times reported.

He added that he wanted “to be able to organise the conditions for foreign citizens to come to Russia and get vaccinated on a commercial basis.”

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