The Ministry of Exterior Affairs on Thursday stated that 15 extra international locations will now recognise India’s Covid-19 vaccination certificates. The brand new additions embody Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Nepal, Nicaragua, Philippines, San Marino, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine, stated MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a tweet.
Earlier this month, the Union Well being Ministry issued pointers for internation arrivals from international locations which have settlement with India on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates of nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines and international locations which presently would not have such an settlement with India, however exempt Indian residents totally vaccinated with nationally recognised or WHO recognised vaccines.
On the idea of reciprocity, the vacationers from all such international locations which give quarantine-free entry to Indians are allowed sure relaxations on arrival (Class A international locations), the rules learn.
If a traveler is totally vaccinated and coming from a rustic with which India has reciprocal preparations for mutual acceptance of WHO authorised COVID-19 vaccines, they shall be allowed to depart the airport and needn’t bear house quarantine. They shall self-monitor their well being for 14 days’ publish arrival.
If partially or not vaccinated, the travellers must undertake measures which embody submission of pattern for post-arrival COVID-19 take a look at on the level of arrival after which they are going to be allowed to depart the airport, house quarantine for seven days, re-test on the eighth day of arrival in India and if damaging, additional self-monitor of their well being for subsequent 7 days.
“Fifteen days should have elapsed since completion of COVID-19 vaccination schedule,” the rules stated.
Travellers from international locations excluding these international locations in danger, might be allowed to depart the airport and shall self-monitor their well being for 14 days’ publish arrival. That is relevant to travellers from all international locations together with International locations with which reciprocal preparations for mutual acceptance of WHO authorised COVID-19 vaccines additionally exist.