In a major relief to Indian travelers who wish to travel abroad, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said that 96 countries have agreed to mutually accept the certificates of Indian vaccines.
Mandaviya also said that this move by over 96 countries is a reflection of worldwide acceptance of India’s vaccines and vaccination process.
Moreover, the Health Minister further added that out of the 8 vaccines that have gotten the emergency use listing (EUL) approval from WHO, two are Indian vaccines- Covishield and Covaxin.
“Over 109 crore doses have been administered so far in the country. Under ‘Har Ghar dastak’, healthcare workers are going to all houses to carry out the vaccination drive. And 96 countries have recognised Covaxin and Covishield. You can see the list via CoWIN app.”Advertisement
Reflecting worldwide acceptance of India’s vaccines and our vaccination process, 96 countries have agreed to Mutual Acceptance of Vaccination Certificates: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2021
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The countries that have recognized Indian COVID-19 vaccines certificates are as follows;
|S. No.||Country||S. No.||Country||S. No.||Country|
|4||Antigua & Barbuda||36||Greece||68||Philippines|
|16||Brazil||48||Kyrgyz Republic||80||State of Palestine|
|22||Comoros||54||Mauritius||86||The Slovak Republic|
|23||Costa Rica||55||Mexico||87||The United Kingdom|
|24||Croatia||56||Moldova||88||Trinidad & Tobago|
Mansukh Mandaviya also commended the Centre’s effort to accelerate the pace of COVID-19 vaccination across the country and cross the 100-crore milestone, which got completed on October 21. Till now, over 109 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country.
“The Centre continues to be in communication with the rest of the world so that beneficiaries of the world’s largest COVID vaccination program are accepted and recognized, thereby easing travel for education, business and tourism purposes.”