People who have international travels scheduled for work or studies will be given priorities in vaccination against Covid-19 in Mumbai and Kerala, according to the latest decisions taken by the authorities. No foreign country has brought a vaccine passport — mandatory vaccination against Covid-19 — in place and a negative RT-PCR report is an acceptable document for international travel. But as restrictions are easing across the world with the pandemic situation coming under control, countries may make complete vaccination a must for entry. Several countries put an embargo on Indian flights in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic in the country in April.
Student vaccination in Mumbai
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation will conduct free walk-in vaccination centres for students who have received the confirmation of admission in universities abroad and require vaccines. The sessions will be held from May 31 to June 2 at three centres — Rajawadi, Cooper and Kasturba.
Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said he will speak to other municipal corporations across the state to implement the same for such students. Though the number may not be huge, their career should not be put at stake, the minister tweeted.
The students need to carry I- 20 or DS- 160 form/ verified confirmation letter of admission to universities concerned, along with personal ID documents.
Fast vaccination in Kerala
The Kerala government will issue Covid-19 vaccine certificated to students and professionals who need to travel abroad. The state government said many countries want passport number mentioned on the vaccination certificate and hence the government will issue such certificates to those who require.
This will be in addition to the certificate available on Co-WIN. The government said district medical officers will be authorised as the competent authority to issue such certificates.
Those who have got the first dose of Covishield and can’t wait for 12 to 16 weeks for the second dose, as stipulated according to the lastest directive, will also be administered the second dose after four to six weeks, the government said.
Live visa, admission document for students, any document of job confirmation or work permit, as reported by ANI.