Covishield Vaccine: France has allowed international travelers to enter the country taking a dose of India-made Kovid-19 vaccine AstraZeneca (known as Covishield in India). This decision will be effective from Sunday. On this the statement of Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India, a company that manufactures Covishield in India, has come to the fore.
Adar Poonawalla said, “This is really good news for travellers, as we saw 16 European countries recognizing Kovidshield as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However, the guidelines for entry may vary from country to country, regardless of the vaccine being administered.
It is indeed good news for travellers, as we see 16 European countries recognizing COVISHIELD as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However, despite being vaccinated, entry guidelines might vary from country to country: Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India pic.twitter.com/oOJG1i1UGt
— ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2021
Let us tell you that France has allowed those vaccinated by the Serum Institute of India to enter the country after the criticism of the European Union for recognizing the AstraZeneca vaccine produced only in Europe.
Several European countries have already recognized the India-made AstraZeneca vaccine, which is being used extensively in the UK and Africa. Traveling during the summer holidays has become more complicated this year due to different rules in each country. France has not yet recognized Chinese or Russian vaccines. The EU drug regulator has so far authorized vaccines for Pfizer/BioNtech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.