Indians vaccinated with Covishield can now travel to France

France on Saturday agreed to accept Indian travelers who received Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Serum institute of India.

France has become the 14th European Union country to accept Covishield after inclusion in Green pass introduced by the EU.

The Digital COVID certificate or “Green Pass”has been introduced to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The travelers who have taken vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has been exempted from travel restrictions within the EU region under this arrangement.

Earlier Belgium, Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden had allowed Indian travelers who vaccinated with Covishield vaccines to enter to the country.

“It is indeed good news for travelers, as we see sixteen European countries recognising COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However despite being vaccinated, entry guidelines might vary from country to country, so do read up before you travel,” Said Adar Poonawalla the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and owner of the Serum Institute of India.

As of now, 60 countries have accepted Serum Institute of India’s covishield vaccine. The countries are

HungaryCabo VerdeSaint Kitts and Nevis
IcelandCanadaSaint Lucia
IrelandCôte d’IvoireSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
The NetherlandsEgyptSolomon Islands
SpainGhanaSouth Africa
SwedenGrenadaSri Lanka
FranceHungaryThe Bahamas
Antigua and BarbudaJamaicaTonga
ArgentinaLebanonTrinidad and Tobago