OREANDA-NEWS  While the German authorities receive permission to use the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, German residents are already sent to Russia to be vaccinated. This information is reported by Der Spiegel.

Last weekend, several dozen people flew from Germany to be vaccinated in Moscow. The trip to Russia for the vaccination was organized by one of the Norwegian travel companies. The cost of travel including air tickets, hotel, transfer, guide and visa support was 1999 euros. Another 300 euros must be paid for the "Sputnik V" vaccination.

At the hotel, the arriving foreigners were examined by a doctor, after which they received the first component of the vaccine. Many of the "medical" tourists decided not to return to their homeland between the stages of vaccinations, but stayed in Russia.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund and representatives of the German government began to discuss the issue of an agreement to purchase Sputnik V.

Sputnik V is approved in nearly 60 countries with a total population of over 1.5 billion.