The Govt of France on Saturday allowed Indian travelers vaccinated with Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India.
The country is now becoming the 14th EU member to accept the Covishield vaccine for inclusion in the EU green pass, which allows entry to travelers amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Apart from France, the Indian vaccine is now recognized for travel to Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
“It is indeed good news for travellers, as we see sixteen European countries recognising COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However despite being vaccinated, entry guidelines might vary from country to country, so do read up before you travel,” Said Adar Poonawalla the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and owner of the Serum Institute of India.
It is indeed good news for travellers, as we see sixteen European countries recognising COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However despite being vaccinated, entry guidelines might vary from country to country, so do read up before you travel. https://t.co/Cy9HO2Uxu3— Adar Poonawalla (@adarpoonawalla) July 17, 2021
Till now a total of 60 countries has accepted travelers vaccinated with Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Below is the full list of countries that approved Covishield for international travel;
Countries That Approves Covishield
|Hungary||Cabo Verde||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Ireland||Côte d’Ivoire||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|The Netherlands||Egypt||Solomon Islands|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Jamaica||Tonga|
|Argentina||Lebanon||Trinidad and Tobago|
However, the vaccine is yet to be approved by countries like Italy, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia. 14 of these are EU members while Norway and Lichtenstein are non-member states.