EU adopts tighter vaccine export rules

The European Union tightens its vaccine export control mechanism to prevent what it sees as an unfair one-way flow of vaccines out of the bloc.

The measure could limit vaccine exports to countries like Britain, which produce some of their own vaccines but do not in turn send doses to the EU.

“Accordingly, we today adopted two adjustments to the existing mechanism,” European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis says.

According to the Ynet news site, the measure also limits potential future vaccine flow to Israel and other countries with high vaccination rates.

Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.