“I wanted a vaccine as soon as possible”: vaccine tourism is chosen in Moscow or New York

He dreamed of his injection for many months. Enno Lenze, 39, lives in Berlin, where he works in several fields: he runs a small museum that organizes city tours, advises non-governmental organizations, does journalism …

“Since the winter, when I saw everyone in England being vaccinated, I had only one goal: to get vaccinated as soon as possible. In Germany, given my age, I was not given priority, and I risked a long wait. So, I started to find out if I could go abroad. “

Leave England, which has reserved vaccines for its residents. Enno dreams of the United States, where many states bite regardless of nationality of weapons, and where the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires just one dose, is widely available. Unfortunately, the Trump-era travel ban between Europe and the United States has not been lifted: “I applied for a visa for medical reasons, but I was refused. ”

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Enno was also interested in Serbia. The small country bought AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna, as well as two vaccines not recognized by the European Union, the Chinese Sinopharm and the Russian Sputnik V. In April, Austrians, Montenegrins, Croats and Bosnians rushed to the border and rushed to Belgrade to dig the precious injection, a great deal for the autocratic regime of Aleksandr Vucic, who also took the opportunity to pamper his “friends” the Chinese and Russians. … But

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