March 25, 2021 – 23:46
Foreign nationals flocked to Serbia on Thursday after rumors spread that the country was providing free vaccinations to foreigners, using excessive doses of AstraZeneca.
Arman Galicic was among those who traveled 600km from the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, to Belgrade for an injection.
“A friend sent me a message, saying that he had come here suddenly and that he had been accepted and vaccinated. “This information spread in Sarajevo just like the coronavirus,” said Arman Galicic, a Bosnian citizen.
Most of those who have turned to the vaccination center in Belgrade are from neighboring countries, including Albania, Bosnia, Montenegro and northern Macedonia.
But there are also those who have traveled from outside the Balkans. Psychiatrist Daniel Bindernagel, from Germany, stated that he had tried to be vaccinated in his home country and Switzerland, but had not succeeded. That is why he addressed Serbia.
“I tried to get vaccinated in Switzerland and Germany, but without success. “I can understand that it is part of the vaccination strategy, but now that I was vaccinated in Serbia, I feel good,” said Daniel Bindernagel, a German citizen.
Serbia, with a population of about 7 million, has the second highest vaccination quota in Europe after Britain, having injected over 2.1 million doses.
The country is currently using Pfizer / BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines, but has ordered millions more from China and Russia./EuronewsAlbania