Slovakia will most likely recognise the Sputnik V vaccination in foreigners, although the vaccine manufacturer has not yet requested authorisation of the vaccine by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO), Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok confirmed on Monday. "However, I assume that we will recognize the Sputnik V vaccination, as the vaccine is permitted in our country and is also used by Hungary," said Korčok.
At the same time, Foreign Ministry state secretary Martin Klus observed that Austria still does not recognize Sputnik V vaccination, while it does recognize the Chinese vaccine. "The reason is that the Chinese vaccine manufacturer applied for WHO registration, which the Russian manufacturer did not do. This would make the situation much easier," Klus said.