Indians traveling abroad from India will now get their date of birth fully written on their CoWin Vaccine International Travel Certificate. The date of birth of the traveler will be according to the set standard format set by the World Health Organization as those who have got both doses of COVID-19 vaccines and wish to travel to foreign countries will have a Cowin vaccination certificate with their full date of birth available.
The date of birth in the Cowin international travel certificate will follow the format “yyyy-mm-dd” (Year-Month-Day) as this format is as per the standards set by the World Health Organization for international travelers.
Cowin International Travel Certificate
As we know that the world slowly opens up to business and travel, and countries are working relentlessly to ensure that international travelers can travel stress-free. This new feature and date of birth format for international travelers will be in the format “yyyy-mm-dd” as per WHO standards.
Every traveler going abroad will have to fill in the same as per the date of birth recorded in the passport to update their vaccine certificate in Cowin and download a new certificate. At present only the year of birth is collected which is shown on the certificate as the age of a person.
On the United Kingdom, 22 September 2021 issued its new travel guidelines to include the Made in India version of the AstraZeneca vaccine in its updated list of COVID-19 vaccines. The United Kingdom had to give this approval because of the strong pressure adopted by India.
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Covid 19 Vaccine International Travel Certificate
There has been a significant change in the Cowin international travel certificate, as those who have taken both the doses of corona vaccine and want to travel abroad, their corona vaccination certificates will have their full date of birth written. It will follow the year-month-day (yyyy-mm-dd) format and will be as per World Health Organization (WHO) standards for international travelers.
However, Indian travelers taking both doses of covishield will still have to remain in isolation for 10 days in the UK. After adding covishield to the list, the UK has clarified that the inclusion of the vaccine will not make much difference to the rules regarding Indian travelers.
Cowin Vaccination International Travel Certificate 2021 Latest Changes
The havoc of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in India was troublesome for everyone and in such a situation, people going abroad due to coronavirus could not travel due to the spread of this epidemic. But now the persons who have taken both doses of the vaccine against the covid 19, and who want to travel abroad, will get the vaccine certificate on the Cowin app with their full date of birth.
Till now this certificate was given only on the basis of the year of birth and now this feature has become live on the cowin website.
Cowin.gov.in International Travel Certificate 2021 FAQs
For whom this new travel certificate will be issued?
As per officials of the National Health Authority and cowin, according to the WHO covid19 Vaccination Certificate template, there is a ‘Date of Birth’ column, which is optional. Cowin only collect the year of birth of the beneficiary according to which his/her age appears on the vaccination certificate. This new feature of Cowin will be offered only for those traveling internationally.
What are the rules for Cowin international travel certificate?
Vaccine certificate includes name and surname, date of birth, vaccine brand and manufacturer, date of vaccination for each dose, country or region of vaccination and/or the issuer of the certificate. If the traveler’s documentation from a public health body does not include all of these, he/she must follow the non-vaccination rules and if not, the person may be denied travel.
Why there is update in Cowin international travel certificate?
This new arrangement has been done according to the rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) and it is live now. As per official news, a new feature has been added to cowin, wherein people who have received both doses of the covid19 vaccine and are willing to travel abroad, their full date of birth will be written on their vaccine certificates.