US to allow travellers vaccinated with Covaxin to enter country from Nov 8

Prime News, International, International, Health, Disease, Vaccine, Washington (USA), November 4:- The United States has given a green light to travellers vaccinated with Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to enter the country. The revised rules will come into effect from November 8, when the US is all set to open its borders to vaccinated foreign travellers.

“CDC’s travel guidance applies to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved/authorised and World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) vaccines and encompasses any new vaccines that may be added to either of those lists over time.” US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) press officer Scott Pauley told news agency ANI.

This decision comes after the CDC acknowledged the WHO’s granting of an emergency use listing to Covaxin, India’s indigenous vaccine on Wednesday (November 3). Until Wednesday, Covaxin was not a WHO-approved vaccine and recipients with plans to travel abroad were either asked to quarantine on arrival, produce negative RT-PCR test results (at their own expense), or get vaccinated with a jab approved in the destination country. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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