INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL CERTIFICATE | COWIN | UPSC EXAM

INTRODUCTION

  • For anyone planning to go abroad, Cowin has added the opportunity to download the International Travel Certificate. The WHO’s international travel rules are followed by the International Travel Certificate.
  • On September 30, 2021, Cowin launched the new International Travel Certificate function. In a statement, NHA CEO RS Sharma stated, “We have guaranteed that CoWIN certification is consistent with the WHO-DDCC: VS data dictionary as we build a world-class digital platform for vaccination. International travellers may now obtain an international version of their certificate from CoWIN, which includes their date of birth.”

 

IMPORTANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE – 

  • People who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination and want to go abroad can use the CoWin app to get an international travel certificate.
  • By logging into the CoWin site, we may obtain the international travel certificate. The portal is located next to the certificate option on the homepage.
  • When requesting an international travel certificate, only your passport information is necessary.

BACKGROUND – 

  • The international travel certificate was created following negotiations between India and the United Kingdom to have the CoWIN vaccination certification recognised internationally, allowing fully vaccinated Indians to travel without being subjected to quarantine.

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