The mess of the Vaccini and the European Covid Pass (or if you have to travel seriously be prepared to be bucarellati)

The European Union will launch its “EU Digital Covid Certificate” program on July 1, after the tool to simplify information on a traveler's COVID-19 status was approved by the EU Parliament on June 9. The mess, however, arose from the fact that the parliament instead of approving, for the validity of the pass, all the vaccines used by EU countries, wanted to limit its emission to vaccines approved by the EMA, despite various political forces having pointed out the 'discrepancy. The question is purely political: governments deemed to be "Populists", such as the Hungarian one, which had approved the use of Russian and Chinese vaccines, were targeted in this way. Hence, Chinese and Russian vaccines, including Sputnik, were excluded from the European recognition program. Some countries then individually, such as Greece, Hungary, Czechia etc still recognize the Chinese and Russian vaccines on an individual basis and, probably, Italy will also be forced to accept Sputnik, unless it does not want to close the borders with San Marino which used it. widely…

However, all EU member countries, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, are included in the scheme that will simplify information on travelers' COVID-19 health status such as COVID-19 test results. the state of recovery or the state of vaccination, all with a QR code that identifies the vaccination situation. As we have written, non-EU vaccines are then accepted on a national basis, often also to facilitate tourism from those countries.

But there are always the "Hard". In line with the EU decision, France implemented new entry rules for COVID-19 on 9 June. People who have been vaccinated now will not have to provide "compelling reasons" to enter France, nor will they have to be quarantined. Pfizer, Modena, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have been approved for use by France, following EMA, but vaccines made by companies based in China have not been approved and France has also put China in "Orange" , as a travel hazard. therefore the Chinese who want to enter France should motivate their trip and stay at least seven days in quarantine. All this could not go unpunished due to Beijing's aggressive foreign policy.

A staff member from the Chinese embassy in France told Radio Free Asia that Beijing will apply "reciprocal sanctions", meaning that when the French enter China, China will not recognize their vaccination with non-Chinese vaccines.

Mainland Chinese media reported on the regime's retaliatory measures against France on June 15, adding that travelers from France must be quarantined on arrival for 28 days , much longer than Paris predicted. which objectively blocks any French trip to China . Reports claimed vaccines made in China were not being recognized by France and the EU for political reasons, stating that they had already been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). reports claim that the regime's retaliation would have been "teaching France a lesson".

This move opens a new front of international confrontation that poses major problems for travelers and risks making many trips impossible. If a person wants to go to China and has already been vaccinated in Europe, what should they do? Getting vaccinated with Sinovac, whose capacity has been defined as minimal? Or if she is vaccinated with Astra Zeneca she has to do Pfizer, since the Anglo-British vaccine is not allowed in the USA? What happens if a technician travels several countries in the world for work? Does it become a pincushion?

Certain decisions are often made without considering all the consequences that come with them.

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