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Are you planning to travel abroad? Here is a step by step guide to link COVID-19 vaccination certificate with passport

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Vaccination campaigns against the COVID-19 virus are in full swing across the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 32 17 60 077 life-saving vaccines were inoculated until June 27. To reserve a slot for vaccination, people are supposed to register on the Co-WIN portal. And depending on the time slot allocated to them, they are required to go to the vaccination center assigned to them. People are advised not to be vaccinated on an empty stomach and to follow certain guidelines after vaccination.

Once an individual is vaccinated, a certificate stating that they have been successfully vaccinated is also issued. Some countries have made it compulsory for people coming from abroad to carry their vaccination certificate. In view of this directive, the Co-WIN portal has introduced an option that allows users to link their vaccination certificates to their passport numbers.

This decision is a great relief for those who must provide their vaccination information before traveling abroad. A step-by-step guide was also shared by the official Twitter account of the Aarogya Setu app, which explains how to link passport details to vaccination certificates.

Here are the steps:

Step 1: Log on to http://cowin.gov.in

2nd step: Select the button indicating “Raise a problem”

Step 3: Click on the passport option

Step 4: From the drop-down menu, select the person

Step 5: Enter your passport number correctly

Step 6: Submit the request and you will receive the new certificate within seconds

In a follow-up tweet, Aarogya Setu App also informed that just in case the name on the certificate does not match the name on the passport, a person can request a name correction. But the name change request can only be done once. Therefore, people should be extremely careful when entering numbers.

Earlier this month, the Union Health Ministry said vaccination certificates must be linked to passport details. For people undertaking international travel for education or employment, or as part of the national contingent for the Tokyo Olympics, the government had issued a standard operating procedure (SOP).

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