The CoWin vaccination certificate will now carry the full date of birth of people of those ho want to travel abroad. This is to comply with the WHO standards. As of now, the certificates only mention the age of the beneficiary based on the year of birth. The move comes amid controversies of the UK not accepting the vaccination certificates issued in India.
The authorities recently revised the travel guidelines to recognise the Serum Institute of India's Covishield. Indian authorities said that the British High Commission is studying how CoWin process works. "We're clear Covishield is not a problem. The UK is open to travel and we're already seeing a lot of people going from India to the UK, be it tourists, business people, or students," said British High Commissioners Alex Ellis after meeting with National Health Authority chairman RS Sharma. RS Sharma insisted that there was no problem with the vaccination certificate issued in India. He added that this is a "completely baseless controversy raised by some people." India had stated that if the UK refuses to consider Indian travellers vaccinated, there will be reciprocal actions.