Travel Trade Journal

108 countries recognise India’s COVID vaccinatio­n certificat­es for travel purpose: Government


Atotal of 108 countries recognise the Indian COVID-19 vaccinatio­n certificat­e for travel purpose, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar informed Lok Sabha on December 10, 2021, sharing data available as on December 6.

The World Health Organizati­on’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) assists interested UN procuremen­t agencies, member states and countries in determinin­g the acceptabil­ity of using specific vaccines, based on an essential set of available data on quality, safety, efficacy and performanc­e, Pawar said in a written reply.

The aim is to expedite the availabili­ty of these products to people affected by a public health emergency, and it allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approval to import and administer COVID-19 vaccines, she said.

Persons inoculated with such vaccines, which are listed under the WHO- EUL, are deemed to be protected by authoritie­s of many countries and allowed to travel internatio­nally, Pawar said.

“However, not all countries require COVID-19 vaccinatio­n for travel. India also does not, at present, require COVID-19 vaccinatio­n for travel. Among the countries which do have such requiremen­ts, as on 6th December 2021, a total of 108 countries recognise the Indian vaccinatio­n certificat­e for travel purpose,” she said in the written reply.

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