After India’s first indigenous vaccine Covaxin received a nod from the World Health Organisation, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has reached out to a number of countries to secure approval for the vaccine.
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Several countries approved Covaxin after The World Health Organisation (WHO) granted approval for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) for Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin.
Here is the tweet —
🆕 WHO has granted emergency use listing (EUL) to #COVAXIN® (developed by Bharat Biotech), adding to a growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/dp2A1knGtT
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) November 3, 2021
Now, seven countries have allowed entry to Indian nationals vaccinated with Covaxin without quarantine. From November 8, the United States has also allowed entry to Indian travellers vaccinated with this vaccine. There are many more to be added to the list soon.
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- Sri Lanka
The UK government has also approved Covaxin and has informed that it will be added to its list of approved COVID-19 vaccines for international travellers from November 22.
There are many other nations that are in the process of approving this vaccine. Stay tuned for all such updates!