OREANDA-NEWS. The University of the Austrian city of Graz admitted students who were vaccinated with the Russian vaccine against the Sputnik V coronavirus to full-time classes. This is reported on the university's website.

Only students who have been ill and vaccinated will receive a pass for full-time pairs at an educational institution. In order to get into the university, they need to provide the appropriate evidence. Those who have a negative result of the PCR test will also be allowed to attend classes.

"Students vaccinated with vaccines that are not recognized by the European Union (for example, Sputnik, Sinopharm, Sinovac) also have the right to participate in full — time classes at the University of Graz during the entire semester,"- the educational institution says.

Classes at the university will begin on October 4. Students will also be required to wear masks with the FFP2 protection class in all public places. At large streaming lectures, the fact of vaccination, recovery or the result of the test will be checked by security personnel.

Students vaccinated with Sinopharm, Sinovac-CoronaVac or Sputnik V must pass an antibody test, which is valid for 90 days, or a PCR test, to enter the country, according to the Austrian Agency for Education and International Exchange.

Austria does not consider the Sputnik V vaccination certificate as proof of immunization against coronavirus, since the European Union has not yet approved the drug. When entering the country, only documents on vaccination with drugs recommended by the World Health Organization are taken into account. Sputnik V is not included in this list, and on September 15, WHO stopped the process of approving the vaccine due to detected violations of the production process at the factory.

However, the European Commission has recognized the Sputnik V vaccination certificates issued in San Marino as valid throughout the EU and the Schengen countries. The Commission decided that they comply with EU regulations.