Australia has recognised India’s Covid vaccine – Covaxin, allowing those vaccinated with it to enter the country. Australia’s recognition to Covaxin comes soon after the US eased travel restrictions for Covaxin-vaccinated travelers by allowing trial participants to enter without having to quarantine.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, for this. In a tweet, Mr Modi said it is an important step forward in the post-Covid partnership between India and Australia.
While WHO emergency use listing for Bharat’s vaccine is awaited, 16 countries have so far recognised Covaxin for travel purposes.