With countries opening their borders, it is important to link the passport with COVID-19 vaccination. COWIN is the web portal owned and operated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This interactive website keeps track of India’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Amongst other things, this website keeps a record of the vaccination status of people in India.
Recently, an option has been introduced on the COWIN web portal that enables users to link their passport numbers to their vaccination certificates. This will help people intending to travel abroad document their vaccination status along with their passport number. This can be done by logging into COWIN portal and using the option to “Raise a Request” and filling in the necessary information. Upon submission of the required details on this website, a new vaccination certificate is generated after incorporating the passport number.More information on this can be found on the COWIN website.