UK adds Covaxin to its list of approved Corona vaccines for international travellers

UK has added India’s indigenously-made Covaxin to its list of approved Corona vaccines for international travellers. The move will benefit more fully vaccinated Indians planning travel to the UK without the need for a pre-departure PCR test or self-isolation at the address declared on their compulsory Passenger Locator Forms.

Earlier this month, the Bharat Biotech manufactured Covaxin  had received its WHO emergency use listing status, resulting in the UK announcing plans to include it on its list of approved COVID vaccines from November 22.

The WHO Emergency Use Listing process includes a review of the quality, safety and efficacy data performed by WHO experts, and many countries such as the United States, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Iceland recognise this categorisation.

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