New Delhi: People who have taken both doses of the corona vaccine and are traveling abroad can download an international version of their COVID inoculation certificate with their full date of birth from the CoWin app. The feature that went live on Thursday complies with international travel guidelines published by the World Health Organization (WHO). Previously, CoWin certificates only mentioned the beneficiary’s age according to the year of birth in addition to other details.Also Read – Latest News Regarding International Flights Today: India To Resume Commercial Flights With This Country Soon | Read details
âBy building a world-class digital platform for immunization, we have ensured that the CoWIN certification is compliant with the WHO-DDCC data dictionary: VS. Now international travelers can download an international version of their certificate that reflects their date of birth from CoWIN, âNHA CEO RS Sharma tweeted yesterday. The date will follow the format âyyyy-mm-ddâ (Year-Month-Day). Also read – Time to worry again? India registers 23,529 new COVID cases, 24% more than yesterday
By creating a world-class digital platform for immunization, we have ensured that the CoWIN certification is compliant with the WHO-DDCC data dictionary: VS. Now, international travelers can download an international version of their certificate that reflects their date of birth from CoWIN. pic.twitter.com/1mRnJaCWGC
– Dr RS Sharma (@ rssharma3) September 30, 2021
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International travel certificates: how to download them
- Log in to CoWIN with the registered mobile phone number
- A new âInternational Travel Certificateâ option will appear right next to the âCertificateâ option.
- Enter your passport number, date of birth on the page
- Click submit
- Your travel certificate will appear on the screen
- Download the certificate
What will be mentioned in the international travel certificate?
- Date of Birth
- Number of doses
- Vaccine name
- Vaccine type
- Vaccine manufacturer
- Dose dates in the year (month and date)
- Dose lot numbers
It comes nearly a week after the UK changed its new travel guidelines to include the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine in its updated list of approved Covid-19 vaccines. Following strong criticism from India over the UK’s refusal to recognize Covishield, London has included the vaccine in its updated international travel advisory. However, Indian travelers vaccinated with two doses of Covishield are still expected to undergo 10 days of quarantine in the UK despite the amendment, with UK officials clarifying that the inclusion of the vaccine would not make much of a difference.
âWe are convinced that Covishield is not a problem. The UK is open to travel and we are already seeing a lot of people going from India to UK whether they are tourists, businessmen or students. We have had detailed technical certification discussions with the creators of the CoWin app and the NHS app on both apps. They are happening at a rapid pace, to ensure that the two countries mutually recognize each other’s vaccine certificates, âUK High Commissioner Alex Ellis said in a statement.