Some European countries to allow travellers from India inoculated with Covishield – Indian govt sources – Reuters India

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Some European countries to allow travellers from India inoculated with Covishield – Indian govt sources – Reuters India

NEW DELHI, July 1 (Reuters) - Germany and Spain are among nine countries in Europe who have told India they will accept travellers inoculated with Covishield, the Indian-made version of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, Indian foreign ministry sources said on Thursday.

Friction emerged between India and Europe in recent days over the exclusion by the European Union vaccine passport programme of Covishield as one of its accepted vaccines.

From Thursday, the programme allows anyone who is fully vaccinated with any of five Western-made vaccines - Moderna (MRNA.O), Pfizer (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) and AstraZeneca - travel freely within the bloc. read more

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