Russian Sputnik vaccine not recognized by Czech authorities

The Russian Sputnik V vaccine is not recognized by the Czech authorities and tourists who have been vaccinated with it will have to quarantine upon entering the Czech Republic, Czech Radio reported on Sunday.

Although the vaccine is not administered in the Czech Republic, the Russian authorities recently tried to get the Sputnik vaccine recognized in the country to facilitate travel for Russian tourists who are generally vaccinated with it.

Health Ministry spokesman Daniel Köppl said the vaccine would not be recognized until it got approval by the European Medicines Agency.