India requests EU to allow Indians vaccinated with Covishield and Covaxin to travel to Europe
India has also requested the EU members to accept the vaccination certificate issued through the CoWIN portal
India has requested EU member states to individually consider allowing Indians who have taken Covishield and Covaxin vaccines to travel to Europe.
According to sources, India has also requested the EU members to accept the vaccination certificate issued through the CoWIN portal. The genuineness of such vaccination certification can be authenticated on the CoWIN portal.
India said it has noted that the European Union (EU) Digital Covid Certificate framework, to facilitate free movement during the Covid pandemic, is to come into effect from July 1, 2021.
Under this framework, persons vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be exempted from travel restrictions within the EU.
Individual member states have the flexibility to also accept vaccines that have been authorized at the national level or by the World Health Organization.
Sources said India has conveyed to EU member states that India will institute a reciprocal policy for recognition of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
India has categorically told EU member states that upon notification of Covishield and Covaxin for inclusion in the EU Digital Covid Certificate and recognition of Indian CoWIN vaccination certificates, Indian health authorities would reciprocally exempt the concerned EU member state for exemption from mandatory quarantine all those persons carrying EU Digital Covid Certificate