Now, UK Questions India’s ‘Vaccination Certification’; Says Covishield Not A Problem
New Delhi: In an apparent revision of its travel policy to include Covishield as an approved vaccine, the UK has said Indians double-vaccinated with the shot still have to quarantine, raising “vaccination certification issues”.
The updated UK guidelines say, “Formulations of the four listed vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Modern Takeda, qualify as approved vaccines.”
However, Indians vaccinated with two doses of Covishield will still need to quarantine. The implication is that the problem is not Covishield but doubts over vaccination certification in India.
The UK government has said it is “working with India to expand recognition of vaccine certification.”
A British high commission spokesperson said: “We are engaging with the government of India to explore how we could expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India.”