Croatia now most popular vaccine tourism destination among Russians

Croatia has become the most popular EU destination for Russians going on COVID-19 vaccination tours. [Shutterstock / Jc valenzuela]

Croatia has become the most popular EU destination for Russians going on COVID-19 vaccination tours, with about 60 arriving every week, Večernji List daily said on Tuesday.

Russians arriving in Croatia cannot choose whether to get vaccinated in Zagreb or Pula, the daily also reported.

In Russia, they can only get the Russian Sputnik vaccine, which many EU countries and others across the globe still do not recognise.

Also, vaccination in Croatia is free and Russian tourists can choose among all the COVID vaccines approved by the World Health Organisation, including Johnson & Johnson, which is administered in one dose, meaning they do not have to come back for a second shot.

After being vaccinated, they receive a COVID certificate which allows them to travel across Europe.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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