San Marino announced that more than 70% of its residents have completed the coronavirus vaccination cycle and, as a result, “herd immunity” has been achieved. The vaccination campaign started last March, and 90% of the Russian Sputnik vaccine was used.
The state of San Marino has 33,000 inhabitants and for a number of weeks no cases of Covid 19 were recorded. But about fifteen days ago new cases began to appear, due to the Delta variant. At this stage, thirty citizens are positive for the coronavirus. They all have mild symptoms and are isolated at home.
Due to the fact that the Russian vaccine has not been approved by the European Medicines Agency, those citizens of San Marino who visit Italy from 6 August onwards are not expected to be able to sit indoors in cafes and restaurants, and enter sports and cultural facilities, because they will not have a “green card”. The only alternative is to have frequent tests to confirm that you are HIV negative.