Vaccine certification for travel must meet ‘minimum criteria’, working closely with India: UK

TNN Bureau. Updated: 9/23/2021 3:38:51 PM National

Jammu, September 23: The UK government has assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.
London: Amid concerns over non-recognition of vaccination certification issued by India, the United Kingdom government has said that COVID-19 vaccine certification from all countries must meet the ‘minimum criteria’ for international travel.
The UK government further assured that it is working with India on “a phased approach” to its international travel norms. The development came after the UK government said that Covishield, the Serum Institute of India manufactured Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, has qualified as an approved vaccine.
It said that Covishield has been added as ‘eligible’ to an expanded UK travel advisory on Wednesday.
"As part of our recently expanded inbound vaccination policy, we recognise the following vaccines Pfizer BioNTech, Oxford AstraZeneca, Moderna and Janssen (J&J), for the purposes of international travel. This now includes the formulations AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda," a UK government spokesperson said.


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