Japan Includes COVAXIN In the List of Recognized Vaccines For Travel


According to the Indian embassy, the Japanese government has added Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to the list of recognized vaccinations, making travel from India much easier.

The Indian Embassy in Japan, in a social media post, said;

“Government of Japan includes the indigenously developed and manufactured Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin by Bharat Biotech of India, as one of the recognised vaccines for 1st and 2nd dose with effect from 10 April 2022 to further facilitate travel from India to Japan (sic).”

Japan also recognises Pfizer’s Comirnaty, AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria, COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna and Janssen COVID-19 vaccine for travel/enter into the country.

It is worth mentioning that COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued outside of Japan are acceptable in Japan if they in Japanese/English language and contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Vaccine Product Name or Manufacturer
  • Vaccination Date, and
  • Number of COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

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