New Delhi: In a great news for international travellers, Australia’s top medical regulator on Friday approved the Covishield vaccine manufactured by the Pune-based Serum Institute forthose arriving in the country.
The step is expected to facilitate the return of thousands of Indian students as well as Australian nationals stranded here to the country.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s office said the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised that Coronavac (Sinovac) and Covishield should be considered as “recognised vaccines” for the purpose of determining incoming international travellers as being appropriately vaccinated.
It said Australia is ready to take its next steps to safely reopen to the world, with changes coming to the international border. “Our government is setting out the framework for how international travel will look in coming months,” it said.