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Hungary, Slovenia, Bahrain to Mutually Recognise Vaccination Certificates

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.01.

Hungary has agreed with Slovenia and Bahrain to mutually recognise immunity certificates and allow free travel for their citizens irrespective of the type of vaccine they have been inoculated with, Péter Szijjártó, the minister of foreign affairs and trade, said on Facebook on Saturday.

Szijjártó said that the agreement with Slovenia was effective from Saturday, while the deal with Bahrain would take effect on Monday.

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The minister noted that Bahrain had been one of the first countries to apply the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine, and it had offered its experience to Hungary. The approval of the vaccine in Hungary would have taken longer without Bahrain’s assistance and “tens of thousands fewer Hungarians would be inoculated and thus safe”, he added.

Szijjártó also reported that he had held talks in Pakistan, accompanied by Hungarian businesspeople.

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