PM pushes for mutual recognition of vaccine certificates amid UK quarantine row

Published on Sep 23, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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PM Modi pitched for mutual recognition of Covid vaccine certificates amid a row with the United Kingdom. He said international travel should be made easier through mutual recognition of vaccine certificates. Many countries have adopted different sets of Covid rules to allow foreigners to enter their territory. PM Modi was delivering his video remarks at Global COVID Summit hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden. The Prime Minister added that India was ramping up the production capacity of existing vaccines. He emphasised supply chains of raw materials must be kept open to resume vaccine supplies to other nations. PM Modi's remarks came on a day when the UK govt issued an updated international travel advisory. The UK included AstraZeneca Covishield among the eligible COVID-19 vaccine formulations. The country, however, kept India out of the 18 countries on an approved vaccinations list. Indian travellers are not exempt from quarantine rules under the UK's new international travel norms. Watch the full video for more.

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