Travelers from Europe to Iran will be required to a mandatory self-quarantine for two weeks after testing negative upon arrival. Visitors from other regions, including neighboring countries, will need to have tested negative before arrival in the Shi’ite Republic.
Alireza Raisi, spokesman for the national Corona-virus task force, said on state TV that travelers arriving from Europe should be holding negative test results, will be tested again and will have to self-quarantine even if their test is negative.
Previously, people coming from Europe were only required to test negative. Meanwhile, health officials said the Iranian-manufactured Barekat vaccine was found effective against the highly contagious coronavirus variant that emerged in Britain.
Tests conducted on the blood plasma of three volunteers of ‘COVIran Barekat’ vaccine completely neutralized the mutated Corona-virus,” Hassan Jalili, who is in charge of the team that produces the local vaccine.
Iran launched human trials of its first domestic vaccine candidate late last month, saying this could help it defeat the pandemic despite the evil fascist U.S. sanctions that affect its ability to import vaccines.
It has also approved Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine and plans to both import it and produce it.
Middle East Monitor / ABC Flash Point Health News 2021.