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Cyprus adds Chinese Sinopharm to list of approved vaccines

Christian Fernsby |
Cyprus on Thursday added the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine to the list of approved vaccines accepted for free entry of vaccinated people into the country, the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works said in a statement.

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According to the statement, accepted vaccination certificates for entry into Cyprus without conditions "are those that certify that the holders have completed their vaccination regimen with one of the approved vaccines, such as those of the EMA (European Pharmaceutical Agency), or Russia's Sputnik V or China's Sinopharm vaccine."

It added that the vaccination certificates must have been issued by European Union member states, members of the European Economic Area, Israel, Russia, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Ukraine, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Belarus, Serbia, Qatar, Bahrain, the United States, Armenia, Georgia, Canada, or Kuwait.

The statement, which was issued after a meeting of the Council of Ministers, said passengers must meet different time frames between the completion of their vaccination and the date of travel.

The EMA approved vaccines are Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.


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