What is Vaccine Tourism? This may be a new term for everyone. Russia trip for Rs 1.29 lakh with 2 Sputnik-V shots.
What is Vaccine tourism?
Vaccine tourism refers to visiting another country in order to get a vaccine not available to you at your home country. Right now, vaccine tourism is all about getting the COVID 19 shots from a different country. It has been found that in several countries, the COVID 19 vaccines are only available for a specific age group people or those with special conditions. Vaccine Tourism enables people to travel to other countries and to spend few days in the country visiting the places while getting both the doses of COVID 19 vaccine.
Russia is the country to kick start vaccine tourism. Russian authorities have made it possible for tourists to visit their country and take the Russian-made Sputnik-V vaccine. It costs around Rupees One Lakh and Thirty Thousand for Indians to book the trip.
One of Delhi-based travel agency’s tour package has gone viral on WhatsApp recently. Priced at Rs 2.5 lakhs per person for a 24-day stay at 3-star hotels in Moscow (20 days) and St Petersburg (4 days), it includes sightseeing and guided tours with the vaccine package.
Indians can travel to Russia after getting an RT-PCR test done within 48 hours of departure. The first dose of vaccine will be received on the day of arrival itself. The first batch, a group of 30 people left on May 15 and have received their shot already, they say.
The official Sputnik V twitter handle had earlier, in April, claimed in a tweet on twitter that they will open vaccines for travelers.