Poland to ban entrance for foreigners without vaccination

Source : 112 Ukraine

The reason for such decision is an outbreak of measles introduced from abroad
15:47, 5 November 2018

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Ministry of Health of the Republic of Poland is working on the draft law which will ban the entrance to the country for the unvaccinated citizens of the third countries. Lukasz Szumowski, Health Minister, made such statement as Rzeczpospolita reported.

The reason for such a decision is an outbreak of measles which could be introduced from the East, according to the ministry. At the same time, the minister noted that there is no epidemiological risk.

Related: 45 pupils, pregnant teacher sickened with measles in Ukraine's Chernivtsi region

“The Polish citizens are safe. The vaccination at the level of more than 95% protects us from the epidemic,” he emphasized.

Jaroslaw Pinkas, Chief Sanitary Inspector, noted that there are no outbreaks of measles in Poland. He emphasized that the foreigner who stay in the country for a long time also should be vaccinated, especially those who work with children.

“Now we, along with the Interior Minister and the administration are working on some sustainable rules. However, it also should be tactful,” Pinkas reported.

Related: 53 children got sick with measles in Ukraine's Ivano-Frankivsk region

Earlier we reported that the number of the incidence cases of measles in January-September 2018 has increased 17 times in comparison with the same period of time in 2017.

Besides, the European Health Security Agency reported that Ukraine was the third in Europe on the number of people infected with measles in 2017. The leaders are Romania and Italy.

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