The U.S. government recently claimed to open the doors for visitors since the coronavirus pandemic began in 2020. However, the newly approved regulations make it impossible for the foreigners vaccinated with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine.
"Hundreds of thousands of Russians could be directly affected. Despite frosty diplomatic relations and limited demand for international travel, roughly 300,000 Russians visited the United States in 2019, the last year for which figures are available, according to the U.S. Travel Association. “This is a big problem for Russian travelers and for people in other countries who’ve received Sputnik V,” Judyth Twigg, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University who tracks public health in Russia, said of the new U.S. rules in an email", wrote The Washington Post.
The new regulations foresee that the non-citizens wishing to enter the USA must be inocuated with the vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. These are the products of American companies (Pfizer and Moderna), as well as China's Sinopharm and Sinovac.