People who have taken both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and wish to travel abroad will have a CoWin vaccination certificate with their full date of birth, said National Health Authority (NHA) chief Dr RS Sharma.
The date will follow the format “yyyy-mm-dd” (year-month-day) and will conform to World Health Organization (WHO) standards for international travelers.
Speaking to ANI, Dr Sharma said: “As the world slowly opens up for business and travel, we are constantly working to ensure that international travelers can travel stress-free. This new feature and format of the date of birth will be in “yyyy-mm-dd” according to WHO standards for international travelers. “
He said anyone traveling abroad can update their vaccination certificates on CoWin by entering their date of birth according to their passport and uploading the certificates again.
“Currently, we have only collected the year of birth which is reflected as a person’s age in the certificate,” added Dr Sharma.
On September 22, the UK released its new travel guidelines to include the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine in its updated list of approved COVID-19 vaccines. Covishield’s recognition came after strong criticism of the UK’s initial refusal to recognize the vaccine.