Norwegian travel company sends “vaccine tourists” to Russia to get Sputnik vaccine

Sputnik V vaccinePhoto: AP Photo / Antonio Calanni

A Norwegian travel company is sending vaccine tourists to Russia, where they receive the Sputnik coronavirus vaccine.

“We have done a small test among our customers in Norway and Sweden to probe the interest, but we found that our Norwegian customers do not want to travel at the moment and will hardly leave the house,” co-owner Albert Sigl in World Visitor told newspaper VG.

The company is registered in Norway with an address in Nydalen in Oslo.

The trip costs just under NOK 20,000, and on Thursday, 50 “vaccine tourists” arrived at Sheremetyevo airport outside Moscow. The tourists were mainly German.

“Up to the end of May, we have more than 600 passengers booked to fly to Moscow,” Sigl said.

The Sputnik V vaccine has been applied to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for approval. The vaccine has been used in a number of countries around the world, including a few countries in Europe.

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