MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia and Thailand intend to work out mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against coronavirus infection, Russian consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Rospotrebnadzor held consultations with the Thai Health Ministry via video conferenc on cooperation in prevention and control of infectious diseases.
"Russia and Thailand intend to work out the issue of mutual recognition of certificates of vaccination against COVID-19, as one of the steps necessary to open borders and resume communication between our countries after the stabilization of the epidemiological situation associated with the new coronavirus infection," the statement says.
The United States is going to keep the existing travel restrictions imposed to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported on Monday.
The decision came up because of increasing number of the Delta variant infections in the United States and around the world, the report cited a White House official as saying.
The official also suggested that this trend likely to keep in near future.
The official noted that the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory against traveling to the United Kingdom due to a surge of cases there. The official acknowledged the importance of international travel, but noted that the United States will follow public health advisories in the process of reopening.
The US government had imposed entry restrictions for foreign travelers from several countries, including China, India, the European Union and the United Kingdom.
MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - The first two planes with Russian humanitarian aid have arrived in Cuba, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX) said.
"Betsy Diaz Velazquez, Minister of Internal Trade and Ana Teresita Gonzalez Fraga, First Deputy Minister of @MINCEX_CUBA [ministry of foreign trade], receive the first of two flights from Russia with humanitarian aid to face #Covid19," MINREX informed via Twitter.