• Tuesday, November 30, 2021
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 425,195
Total Cases 31,726,507
Today's Fatalities 422
Today's Cases 30,549
India corona update 
Total Fatalities 425,195
Total Cases 31,726,507
Today's Fatalities 422
Today's Cases 30,549

Coronavirus

India-manufactured Covaxin now on UK approved list

A health worker inoculate man with a dose of the Covaxin vaccine at a hospital in Bangalore in the Indian state of Karnataka on June 9, 2021. (Photo by MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images)

By: India Weekly Staff

BHARAT Biotech-manufactured Covaxin, one of the vaccines being administered in India against the coronavirus, is on the UK’s list of approved Covid-19 jabs for international travellers from Monday (22).

It will benefit more fully vaccinated Indians planning travel to the UK without the need for a pre-departure PCR test or self-isolation at the address declared on their compulsory Passenger Locator Forms.

Like other fully vaccinated travellers, including those vaccinated with Covishield, they are required to pre-book a PCR or Lateral Flow Test on arrival in England, to be taken before the end of day 2.

“From 4 am on Monday 22 November, the government will recognise vaccines on the World Health Organisation’s Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) at the border,” the UK’s department for transport confirmed.

“As a result, Sinovac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin will be added to our existing list of approved vaccines for inbound travel, benefitting more fully vaccinated passengers,” it said.

Earlier this month, Covaxin – the second most used formulation in India – had received its WHO EUL status, resulting in the UK announcing plans to include it on its list of approved Covid vaccines.

(PTI)

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