Clear Covaxin, Covishield Or We Will not Settle for Your Vaccine Certificates: India To EU


India has advised the European Union that New Delhi is not going to recognise its digital Covid certificates till Indian vaccines Covishield and Covaxin are included within the EU Digital Covid Certificates. This comes amid the European Union’s hesitancy in accepting Indian-made vaccines for its ‘vaccination passport’.

“We have requested European Union Member States to individually consider extending the similar exemption to those persons who have taken Covid-19 vaccines in India i.e. Covishield and Covaxin, and accept the vaccination certificate issued through the CoWIN portal,” sources knowledgeable news company ANI. 

“We have also conveyed to the EU Member States that India will institute a reciprocal policy for recognition of the EU Digital Covid Certificate,” the ANI supply added.

“Upon notification of Covishield and Covaxin for inclusion in EU Digital Covid Certificate and recognition of Indian CoWIN vaccination certificates, Indian health authorities would reciprocally exempt concerned EU Member States for exemption from the mandatory quarantine of all those persons carrying EU Digital Covid Certificate,” the ANI supply added.

As per the brand new “Green Pass” scheme, the folks vaccinated with Covishield are unlikely to be allowed to journey to the European Union member states. 

The European Union nations thus far settle for solely the vaccines permitted by the European Medicines Company, that are Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Janssen.

Covishield, which is alleged to be the Indian model of AstraZeneca, is, nevertheless, but to obtain clearance from the European Union member states.

European Union ambassador to India, Ugo Astuto, had earlier advised ANI that “every approval process of vaccine must be conducted on its own merit”.

The European Union’s Digital Covid certificates framework to facilitate free motion throughout the Covid-19 pandemic is to come back into impact on July 1.



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