As the director general of the company for research and development and registration of drugs KEG, immunologist Nikolai Kryuchkov said on the air of the radio station "Moscow speaking", this does not mean that "Sputnik V" will be approved by the WHO. “The question is absolutely topical, but WHO does not give an answer to it. Even if the vaccine is included in this WHO list, it will provide many additional benefits, but among them there will not be an automatic resolution of the issue related to entry, for example, into the UK. The same applies to the European Union and the United States. At the end of the year, there were rumors that the EU was planning to tie the issuance of new Schengen visas to the submission of such a certificate, especially approved by the EU. And the certificate must indicate that the person was vaccinated with the vaccine approved by the European Medical Agency for circulation in Europe. Sputnik V is not one of those. But later, the European Commission seemed to give a comment and said that they had no plans to tie the issuance of Schengen visas and allow entry or non-entry into the country on the basis of the presence or absence of such a passport. In fact, the issue is being discussed in many countries. " At the same time, according to Kryuchkov, Russia is preparing for the fact that such certificates will be required for travel on a par with visas. “Now there is no one to show it to anyone. A mechanism is formed in advance, since there are different proposals, then the Russian Federation, as I understand it, insures that if some countries make such requirements, we will have some kind of WHO decision and approved forms, and the procedure for issuing certificates that has begun. Although, in principle, the very system of issuing such passports, I personally do not fully approve, because there is no evidence of effectiveness. " Advisor to the Minister of Health of Russia Sergei Glagolev said today that the Russian certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 contains all the necessary information that may be required for an international document. It is now issued electronically. Users of the State Services portal can download the certificate using a QR code.