The Covishield coronavirus vaccine was co-developed by Oxford University, and pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Serum Institute of India manufactured it.
With this recognition by Italy, Indian cardholders who have been inoculated with the covishield vaccine will be eligible for an Italian green pass.
A discussion between Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and his Italian counterpart Roberto Speranza resulted in this recognition.
Visit Italy by the Minister of Health
Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Health, was in Rome, Italy, for the G20 meeting of health ministers. On September 6, he met with Italy’s Minister of Health. He highlighted, among other things, the importance of prioritising travel for vaccinated Indian students during the meeting.
Covishield has been recognised by which countries?
So far, 16 European Union (EU) countries have recognised India’s Covishield vaccine. Citizens would be able to use the EU Digital Covid Certificate or “green pass” more efficiently as a result of this recognition. Other countries that have recognised the vaccination include Switzerland, Austria, Iceland, Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Germany, Latvia, Hungary, Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Estonia.
Concerning the Green Pass
Amid the continuing Covid-19 outbreak, Green Pass wants to make free mobility easier. Individuals who have this pass are not subject to any travel restrictions within the EU. The EU gave 27 member states the option to choose which vaccines to include on their authorised list.
The brains behind acceptance
The embassy linked the recognition to a meeting between Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya and his Italian counterpart Roberto Speranza and the MEA’s ongoing efforts.
“Italy recognised India’s Covishield as a result of a meeting between Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and his Italian counterpart Roberto Speranza, as well as MEA’s relentless efforts. Indian vaccine cardholders are now eligible for a Green Card, according to the embassy.
Mandaviya met with Speranza on September 6 in Rome, Italy, for the G20 health ministers’ meeting, and they discussed, among other things, prioritising travel for vaccinated Indian students.