Several EU Countries Gives the GreenLight for Covishield Vaccine

Eight EU countries and Switzerland have consented to issue Covishield vaccination certificates, a day after India petitioned the European Union to exclude those who have received Made in India vaccines from travel restrictions among its member states.

Covishield has been confirmed by Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia, and Spain. Because Covishield is WHO-approved, Switzerland, a Schengen country, has approved it as well. In fact, Estonia has apparently verified that it will accept all of the vaccines approved by the Indian government for anyone traveling from India.

India had requested that the immunization certificate produced through the CoWIN site be accepted by EU member states. The European Union Digital Covid Certificate will be launched on July 1 by the 27-member European Union. The certificate will allow for safe free movement inside the EU during the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Delhi has also informed EU member states that it will implement a reciprocal policy for the recognition of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

Following notification of Covishield and Covaxin for inclusion in the EU Digital Covid Certificate and recognition of Indian CoWIN vaccination certificates, Indian health authorities would exempt the concerned EU Member State from mandating mandatory quarantining of all those carrying the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

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