New Delhi: Proof of vaccination is now mandatory for travelling abroad. The government’s CoWin portal is now enabling users to link their vaccination certificates to passports for use during travel. “Now, you can update your passport number in your vaccination certificate,” the official handle of Aarogya Setu app tweeted.
Now you can update your Passport number in your vaccination certificate.
Login to https://t.co/S3pUooMbXX.
Select Raise a Issue
Select the passport option
Select the person from the drop down menu
Enter passport number
You will receive the new certificate in seconds. pic.twitter.com/Ed5xIbN834
— Aarogya Setu (@SetuAarogya) June 24, 2021
The app also allows for a one-time name change to ensure that the name on the vaccine certificate and the passport are the same. According to the Centre’s new guidelines those travelling abroad for education, jobs, or as part of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympic Games, will have to get their vaccination certificates linked to passports.
Meanwhile, following up on the Prime Minister’s proposal at the G7 meeting, the National Health Authority has proposed to hold an event with partner countries to share India’s experience and expertise in the use of open-source digital tools in contact tracing and vaccine management, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported.
“The National Health Authority proposes to organise an event with partner countries to share details of the indigenously developed CoWin App, which has been at the centre of our vaccination drive. We will provide updates once the details have been firmed up,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi was quoted as saying.