India has urged the Europen Union (EU) to allow those Indian travelers who produce a vaccination certificate issued by its CoWIN portal to be exempted from travel restrictions.
These may mean mandatory quarantine or self-isolation after arriving at their destination in Europe. The EU has just come up with the Digital Covid Certificate framework. It will facilitate free movement during the covid pandemic, coming into effect.
This means that the persons vaccinated with vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be exempted from travel restrictions within the EU.
But the individual member states may also accept vaccines authorized at the national level or by the WHO. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
India has requested EU member states to individually consider extending similar exemption to persons who have taken covid-19 vaccines in India. These may be either Covishield or Covaxin.
Moreover, India may come up with a reciprocal policy towards the EU. India also considers the EU as a key global partner. Both the sides had recently held a summit taking ties to a new level. They had announced the resumption of free trade agreement talks.
Presently, they recognise those vaccines manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson.
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