Five more countries approve India's coronavirus vaccination certificate
New Delhi : Five more nations have approved India's coronavirus vaccination certificate for the Indian travellers, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Monday.
MEA announced the update on its official Twitter handle and mentioned that countries, including Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State of Palestine, Mauritius and Mongolia, have been added to the list of places where the Indian vaccination certificate is valid.
“Mutual recognition of Covid-19 vaccination certificates continues! Five more recognitions for India’s vaccination certificate, including from Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, State of Palestine, Mauritius and Mongolia," the MEA said on Twitter.
The new update comes days after foreign secretary Harsh V Shringla said that PM Narendra Modi had a discussion on mutual recognition of vaccination certificate during his visit to Italy.
Shringla had said that the “issue of vaccination certificate was discussed especially with EU representatives. There was a conversation on mutual recognition of vaccines. A doable mechanism to facilitate easier international travel. Details will be worked out bilaterally. Fact of the matter is that the point PM tried to make (on vaccine certification) has been received. Most countries are quite happy with the idea of facilitating smoother international travel…and feel that we need to collectively work on it."
In other updates, Australia said that it will accept Covaxin as a “recognised” vaccine for the purpose of establishing a traveller’s vaccination status amid India’s push for global approval for the Bharat Biotech-manufactured vaccine from the WHO.