Why were Luisito Comunica and his father not allowed to travel to Turkey despite being vaccinated?
This morning, influencer Luisito Comunica couldn’t take a flight to a country within the European Union Because his father was immunized with a Chinese Sinovac vaccine. The same is not authorized by the European Medicines Agency.
As he said from his Instagram account, The influencer was traveling on a layover at Istanbul Airport, Turkey, When he was not allowed to board a second flight to his destination.
A “very unfortunate situation” began in the video from Istanbul International Airport. “My father has a Sinovac vaccine and no point in traveling to Europe. They don’t accept it“.
“Then, If you have the Sinovac vaccine, know that it is not useful for travel “, The traveler, who also made it clear that he will remain in Turkey until he can resolve the situation, continued: “They literally bounced back on us, telling us ‘They can’t go to Europe,'” he said.
So far, in EU member states, it is only possible to enter people who have been vaccinated with a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen.
However, some member states, such as Spain, Decides that it will be possible to accept travelers who have been vaccinated with biological materials also approved by the World Health Organization (WHO); Among them is the Chinese Sinovac vaccine.
Controversy at Mexico City International Airport
In May of this year, Luisito Komónica denounced via his Instagram account that he is in danger Receive a fine for using your phone within the facilities of Mexico City International Airport.
At the time, the famous traveler denounced what he saw as an “abuse of power” that occurred after landing from a flight from Las Vegas, Nevada in the United States.
In the video he posted on social networks, one of the guards can be seen allegedly drawing his attention: “Before starting all this, he said to me ‘I know who you are and I will do you good’. It smells like a personal thing and an abuse of power‘, he told his followers in the video.
Then, a YouTuber showed the officer that he not only used the phone in the vicinity of AICM, but also used other passengers waiting to board the plane. However, eAirport security personnel called for reinforcements to punish Luisito.
said Lusito, who was later accompanied by the army, who then admitted that he was very kind to him.
After the controversy, the AICM clarified through its Twitter account whether this is possible or note- That the influencer has received some kind of punishment, the admin argued in the creator’s video.
“AICM does not prohibit the use of mobile phones in areas that are open to users. Within AICM there are agencies such as SAT/Customs and Immigration, which in their powers perform functions in accordance with national and international standards that must be complied with.r,” the foundation tweeted on May 19.
In social networks, hundreds of users have already joined the controversyThey supported the creator because they considered that he did not break any rules.
Even in response to the association’s response, there were those who indicated that the matter is ambiguous, because according to the Customs Law, the use of mobile devices is prohibited in the regions “Expressly designated by customs authorities as restricted cellular phones and any other means of communicationAs stated in Article 192 of the said law.
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