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Tourism minister, virus czar to visit Russia for talks on tourists vaxxed with Sputnik

Vials containing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 are seen at the San Marino State Hospital, in San Marino, April 9, 2021. (Antonio Calanni/AP)
Vials containing Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 are seen at the San Marino State Hospital, in San Marino, April 9, 2021. (Antonio Calanni/AP)

Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov and coronavirus czar Salman Zarka will fly to Moscow tomorrow for talks on allowing tourists vaccinated with Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine into Israel, according to the Ynet news site.

Razvozov met yesterday with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, who, the report says, told the minister to fly to Russia as soon as possible to finalize an agreement on the matter.

Israel had been set to granting entry to tourists inoculated with Sputnik yesterday, but the Tourism Ministry announced it was pushing off the move until December 1.

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