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India requests European countries to allow entry to those vaccinated with Covishield/ Covaxin

The Government of India has said once Bharat Biotech manufactured Covaxin and the Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield are included in the EU digital certificate, India would also grant exemption to citizens from EU member states from mandatory quarantine if they are carrying EU digital certificates.

June 30, 2021 / 09:09 PM IST

India has requested European countries to grant exemption to people who have taken Covishield and Covaxin shots -- the first two COVID-19 vaccines that had got DGCI nod for emergency use and are manufactured in the country.

European Union countries have been requested to accept vaccination certificates issued by CoWIN.

India has, in turn, vowed to institute a reciprocal policy for the recognition of EU digital certificates.

The Government of India has said once Bharat Biotech manufactured Covaxin and the Serum Institute of India manufactured Covishield are included in the EU digital certificate, India would also grant exemption to citizens from EU member states from mandatory quarantine if they are carrying EU digital certificates.