Pakistan to issue ‘Covid vaccination certificates’ for travelers: Nausheen

Staff Reporter

Parliamentary Secretary for National Health Services Dr Nausheen Hamid Saturday said that Pakistan would issue a ‘Coronavirus vaccination certificate’ to those who had completed their two doses of vaccine which would facilitate business and tourist travellers during ongoing pandemic situation.

Talking to media, she said the certificates will only be available to those who have received both doses of the vaccine, adding, citizens would able to download these certificates via the ministry’s website and people can also receive the printed certificate from NADRA mega centers.

Citizens who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Pakistan can now receive a vaccination certificate that shows their immunization status, adding, a COVID-19 immunisation certificate portal had already launched countrywide.

She said the certificate will confirm that the holder has received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The shot being used in Pakistan currently is the Chinese-made two-dose Sinopharm vaccine.

Replying a question, she also said that Pakistan is also importing China’s CanSino COVID-19 vaccine in bulk to package three million doses locally.

“The bulk vaccine received will be formulated, sterilized and packed in Pakistan, adding, production of vaccine would start under NIH’s trained staff”.

For this purpose special equipment has also been procured and manpower is being trained, she added.

In another question, she responding that the government has made Covid-19 test mandatory for Pakistan-bound travellers from the United Kingdom.