In a major relief for international travellers, the Union Health Ministry’s CoWin portal has now enabled users to link their COVID-19 vaccination certificates to passports.
How to link my passport to my vaccine certificate?
For those wondering how to do it, here are steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Login to http://cowin.gov.in.
Step 2: Select ‘Raise an Issue’
Step 3: Select the passport option
Step 4: Select the person from the drop down menu
Step 5: Enter the passport number
Step 6: Submit
Now you will receive the new certificate in seconds.
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Also, in case the name on the vaccine certificate does not match the name on the passport, you can request for name correction as well.
Kindly note: Entering passport number and requesting name change can only be done once, so please ensure there are no mistakes in entering the details.
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Why should I link my vaccine certificate to my passport?
Several countries need proof of fully vaccinated travellers. So, in order to help officials verify the vaccination status of a passenger before departure or during departure, linking your passport to the COVID-19 vaccination certificate is necessary.
You can check the travel guidelines of all countries in detail with the help of our COVID-19 guidelines tracker.
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