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96 Countries Recognise India’s Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate: Mandaviya


Ninety-six countries will mutually recognize COVID-19 vaccination certificates with India, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday. This includes Indian certificates of those fully vaccinated with Covishield, WHO-approved or nationally approved vaccines.  

These countries include Canada, the US, the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Bangladesh, Mali, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Angola, Nigeria, Benin, Chad, Hungary, Serbia, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Finland, Estonia, Romania, Moldova, Albania, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Sweden, Austria, Montenegro, and Iceland.

Eswatini, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Kyrgyz Republic, Belarus, Armenia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Georgia, Andorra, Kuwait, Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Maldives, Comoros, Sri Lanka, Mauritius, Peru, Jamaica, the Bahamas, and Brazil have also agreed to mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates with India.

Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Columbia, Trinidad & Tobago, Commonwealth of Dominica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Nepal, Iran, Lebanon, State of Palestine, Syria, South Sudan, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Australia, Mongolia, and Philippines are the other countries.

The government is communicating with the rest of the countries in the world as well for acceptance and recognition of vaccine certificates, to ensure hassle-free international travel for Indians.

Travellers to India from these countries will be provided with some relaxation, as per the guidelines on international arrivals by the Union Health Ministry issued on October 20, 2021.

To travel abroad, the international travel vaccination certificate can be downloaded from the Co-WIN portal.

More than 100 crore people have been vaccinated under the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India.

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