‘CoWIN certificates to be linked with Passports’: Centre issues vaccination SOPs for people travelling abroad

 The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday issued SOPs for vaccination of people undertaking international travel for education, employment and India’s contingent for the Tokyo Olympics.

As per the new guidelines, the CoWIN certificates of vaccinated travellers will be linked with their passports. “No other qualifying entries required in vaccination certificates, mention of vaccine-type as ‘Covishield’ is sufficient,” the health ministry said.

The SOPs are as follows:

The government has also made special provisions for those who are seeking to undertake international travel for educational purposes or employment opportunities or for participation in India’s Contingent for Tokyo Olympic Games by reducing the gap between their two doses.


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