Please be aware that according to information we have received from Spanish health authorities, any clinic or clinician in Spain administering vaccines privately, is not authorised.
If you were to consider going for private vaccination, you must ask:
- who is administering it?
- is it legal?
- will I receive a recognised vaccination certificate?
- which vaccine is it?
Please note that if it is ‘Sputnik V’ being offered, this is not recognised by either the EMA or the WHO, so it’s not valid for travel purposes.
The Netherlands and Belgium are about to roll out vaccines to seafarers, while Spain has committed to do the same, though there is, as yet, no timeline.
While ESTELA is in no position to offer medical advice, we would urge anyone considering private vaccination to consult a doctor.