Indians who have received the Covishield vaccine are now eligible for a Green Pass, and can travel to Italy. The Indian Embassy in Rome confirmed this on Friday, bringing the tally to 19 European countries that have now approved the Covishield vaccine. This was made possible after a meeting between the Union’s Minister of Health, Mansukh Mandaviya, and his Italian counterpart, Roberto Speranza.
Until now, Italy had recognized the vaccines Comirnaty Pfizer, Moderna, Vaxzervria AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. Now, Covishield is also added to this list, allowing fully vaccinated Indians to travel to the country.
Other European countries that have approved Covishield are Greece, France, Iceland, Bulgaria, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Germany, Croatia, Latvia, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and Spain.
Italy is home to some of the world’s most treasured monuments, such as the Colosseum. This is also where the Vatican City is located, which is visited by thousands of people every year.
In contrast, the ongoing debate over the validity of Covishield vaccination certificates in the UK is still hot. The UK has approved the Covishield vaccine, but a 10-day quarantine is still mandatory for visitors.
Alexis Ellis, the British High Commissioner to India, said in a statement: “We are clear that Covishield is not a problem. The UK is open to travel and we are already seeing a lot of people going from India. in the UK it means tourists, businessmen or students. “.