Covaxin Vaccinated Indians May Not Be Eligible for International Travel. Those who have got the both doses of COVID 19 vaccine COVAXIN might not be allowed to travel internationally as the vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech has not been included in World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) so far, according to a report by LiveHindustan.
European Countries are planning to reopen their tourism industries and are planning to provide entry for those travelers who have received the vaccine for COVID 19 which are in the WHO’s Emergency Use Listing List. This has raised a concern among indian travelers who have received both COVAXIN doses.
However, the other vaccine Covishield which is manufactured by Pune-based Serum Institute of India is on WHO’s EU ListL. WHO listed the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for emergency use on December 31, 2020. The other vaccines in the EUL list includes AstraZeneca/Oxford Covid-19 vaccines, produced by AstraZeneca-SKBio (Republic of Korea) and the Serum Institute of India; and the Covid-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). United Nations body has also granted approval to Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine and included China’s Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine in its EUL.
This will however have an impact on those who are planning to travel soon from India those who received COVAXIN both doses. However, further news on WHO to include the vaccine in the EUL list is not known as of now.