Won't recognise your vaccine certificates if you don't clear Covan, Covishield: India to EU
NEW DELHI: India will not recognise EU’s digital covid certificate until the EU includes Indian vaccines Covishield and Covan in the certificate.
In what is certainly the first diplomatic retaliatory move ag inst vaccine nationalism, India has said it will only recognise EU digital covid certificate on a reciprocal basis. The EU “green Pass” is expected to come into effect from July 1.
The EU Digital covid certificate, known as the "Green Pass," will exempt those who are fully vaccinated with vaccine approved by EU from mandatory quarantine.
“We have conveyed to EU Member States that India will institute a reciprocal policy for recognition of the EU Digital Covid Certificate. Upon notification of Covishield and Covan for inclusion in the EU Digital Covid Certificate and recognition of Indian CoWIN vaccination certificates, Indian health authorities would reciprocally exempt the concerned EU Member State for exemption from mandatory quarantine all those persons carrying EU Digital Covid Certificate," sources said.
The European Union’s ‘vaccine passport’ programme has approved only four vaccines, Vaxzevria (Oxford-AstraZeneca), Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNTech), Spikevax (Moderna) and Janssen-Johnson & Johnson.
欧盟的“疫苗护照”计划仅批准了四种疫苗，即Vaxzevria(牛津-阿斯利康)、Comirnaty(辉瑞-生物科技)、Spikevax (Moderna)和Janssen-Johnson & Johnson。
Covishield is exactly the same as Vaxzevria, but failed to make the cut. Covan has not been considered, largely because it is yet to get a WHO approval.
This is what the power of diplomacy is...
Great job India
No Govt had ever dared this. Kuch to garv karo yaar...Jai hind..
Sunderajan Srinivasan Vembakkam
This is Modi
Indian vaccines - Covan and Covishield - are the best or at least in par with other world vaccines.Modi did a thing.
Proud of India and what is being produced here..... Jai Hind
GREAT JOB BY CURRENT GOVT
Cannot Tolerate racism for medical Issues, Excellent work by Indian go nment.
very good. This is the way we have to respond for the white supremacy. jai hind
Let EU go to hell. They r themselves thick deep in de t
A bold step towards discrimination by EU. Bravo, Indian go nment.
D Narayana Swamy
India shows its strength...
Awesome. Show these Arrogant Angrez that India's no pushover anymore.
superiority won't work now ,,all the countries has their own dignity,,,
good step by Govt Of India , We need not bow all the time. europe needs India more then India needs Europe.
Had this been Congress re gie, they would have imported vaccines and pocketed the commission.
Excellent move. This is one of the firsts from India. Any country with guts only can do this.
Outstanding diplomacy....well done.
Well done Indian. They won’t listen otherwise. I
this is called the Guts....
Naveen M Pandian
For the first time, a proper anticipatory reply has tp been goven to the western countries. Well done Modi. We support u.