Covishield COVID-19 Vaccine Recognized in France, Gets a Travel Pass

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France has accepted the Covishield COVID-19 vaccine as a travel pass. People who have received both doses of this vaccine can now safely travel to France. France is the 14th European country to give this vaccine a green signal. Besides that, several other vaccines have gained the travel pass in France. They are Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

France Gives India-made COVID-19 Vaccine, Covishield a Travel Pass

People who received both the doses of Covishield vaccine can now travel to France freely. France is the 14th European Union member to recognize this COVID-19 vaccine and give it a green signal. Besides that, people who have received the second Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccine can also travel a week later after receiving the second shot. Earlier the time period was set between 14 to 28 days. But now, France has reduced it to one week. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Saturday that they will also allow travelers in France who are inoculated with the Covishield vaccine.

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Covishield COVID-19 Vaccine Recognized in France, Gets a Travel Pass
Source: DNA India

Which Other Countries have Given the Vaccine a Green Signal?

As mentioned above, France is the 14th European Union member to recognize the Covishield vaccine. The vaccine is a copy of the AstraZeneca vaccine and is developed in the Serum Institute of India. Moreover, other countries to give this vaccine a travel pass are as follows:

  1. Belgium
  2. Austria
  3. Bulgaria
  4. Estonia
  5. Germany
  6. Finland
  7. Greece
  8. Hungary
  9. Ireland
  10. Spain
  11. Netherlands
  12. Slovenia
  13. Latvia
  14. Sweden

Travelers must follow the New Protocols in the Country

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Only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed in France currently. Moreover, travelers will also need to have a negative Covid test certificate along with them. New COVID-19 travel guidelines are implemented in France on Saturday. Therefore, travelers from the UK, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Greece, and the Netherlands will have to follow the new protocols. Besides that, vaccinated people will also follow the new guidelines. Travels from the UK will have to present a negative Covid test report taken 48 hours prior to the journey. Whereas, other countries will have to present 72 hours prior to the report. Some countries also have to present 24 hours before the report. Moreover, travelers need to get vaccinated with either of the four vaccines approved in the country, including Covishield.

Covishield COVID-19 Vaccine Recognized in France, Gets a Travel Pass
Source: The Guardian

Not All Vaccinated People will Require Negative Test Reports, Unclear About Covishield

In a new statement, PM Castex said that not all travelers will require a Covid negative certificate. Those who are inoculated with the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and the Johnson & Johnson jab need not show a negative report. Castex said that these vaccines are effective against the virus, especially the Delta variant. However, he didn’t mention anything regarding the Covishield jab.

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