9 countries where Indians can fly with COVAXIN vaccine
New Delhi : Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is currently facing issues in getting nod for international travel to many countries; but this does not mean that people with Covaxin cannot travel to foreign countries. Here is a list of nine countries where Indians can travel to.
The indigenous vaccine has been so far administered to over 12 crore Indians and yet faces delays seeking WHO’s emergency approval.
Check out the list of countries that are allowing travellers with complete vaccination via Covaxin:
Note that travellers from India inoculated with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin can now travel to Nepal, India’s neighboring country. However, the travellers are required to produce Covid vaccine certificate and the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine must have been taken at least 14 days before entering the country.
Next in the list is Iran, where Covaxin is accepted. If you are flying to Iran, you must produce your Covid vaccination certificate and negative RT-PCR test report. Meanwhile travellers arriving without the RT-PCR negative test report must quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. However, if you show any Covid-related symptoms, you might get tested on arrival and would also have to isolate till you get your results.
Good news is that travellers from India who have taken Covaxin won’t be required to serve 14-day quarantine any more upon arrival at Oman. According to the Indian embassy in Oman, “All passengers from India who have received two doses of Covaxin at least 14 days before the estimated arrival date will now be able to travel to Oman without the requirement of quarantine.” Previously, those travellers who had taken Covishield were only permitted to travel without quarantine to Oman.
This popular international tourist destination too has recognised Covaxin! Now, all you would need is an RT-PCR negative test report taken 72 hours before your departure to avoid quarantine. Mauritius had reopened its international borders to fully vaccinated foreign tourists on October 1.
Planning to travel abroad? Note that, the country considers an individual to be fully vaccinated after at least 14 days elapsed since the administration of the second dose. As per the reports, Covaxin’s emergency use is also approved by the Philippines’ food and drug agency.
Good news for people planning to travel to Sri Lanka from India. The island nation accepts both Covaxin and Covishield vaccines. However, unvaccinated travellers will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine upon arrival.
Travellers from India take note – Indians arriving in Greece need to produce Covid-19 vaccine certificate, a negative RT-PCR report of less than 72 hours, or a negative antigen test less than 48 hours old. No quarantine is mandatory for passengers unless Covid symptoms are observed on arrival.
Indians inoculated with Covaxin are allowed to travel to Mexico as country’s health regulator Cofepris has authorised the emergency use of India’s indigenously developed Covaxin. There are no mandatory quarantine requirements currently in effect in Mexico for the tourists. However, for individuals showing symptoms of Covid-19, they will be subject to quarantine.
Finally, Zimbabwe too has approved the made-in-India vaccine Covaxin. On arrival, tourists and non-residents with proof of a valid negative PCR test result should expect to be required to quarantine for 10 days. Notably, travellers who do not have proof of a valid negative PCR test result could be denied entry into Zimbabwe.