International debate on 'vaccine passports' must focus on 'vaccine equity': India

The assertion by India comes after Japanese government announced that it will make 'vaccine passports' available from next month for Japanese travellers.

published on : 17th June 2021

COVID-19: Japan to issue vaccine passports to citizens for travelling abroad

The certificate will be paper-based rather than digital and will be issued by local governments from sometime next month, a government spokesperson said.

published on : 17th June 2021

Bombay HC to hear Kangana Ranaut's plea seeking passport renewal on June 25

The court adjourned the hearing after noting that Ranaut had failed to implead the Passport Authority as a party in the case.

published on : 15th June 2021

'Hugely discriminatory': India opposes idea of COVID vaccine passports at G-7 meeting

India has opposed the Covid vaccine passport at the G7 meeting of health ministers calling the initiative hugely discriminatory.

published on : 6th June 2021

Kerala to issue Covid vaccination certificates with passport numbers for those travelling abroad

The state also decided to reduce the gap for the second dose of vaccine to four to six weeks for those who want to travel abroad.

published on : 30th May 2021

EXPLAINER | How Covid-19 vaccine passports for global travel will work

Vaccination passports would add another digital layer to the multitude of existing coronavirus health and contact tracing apps many countries and U.S. states have rolled out.

published on : 26th May 2021

No consensus yet on COVID vaccine passport issue at WHO level: Government

Discussion is still being done if vaccinated people will be allowed. As of now, as per WHO guidelines and other countries, people with negative COVID test report is being allowed, Centre said.

published on : 22nd May 2021

Special passport counters to be set up in Telangana

Authorities have decided to open a Passport Application Processing Counter (PAPC) at the Regional Passport Office (RPO), Secunderabad, between 8 am and 12 noon on all working days from May 17 to 21

published on : 15th May 2021

Explainer: What is a 'COVID-19 vaccine passport' and will you need one?

The certificates are still being developed, and how and whether they'll be used could vary widely around the world.

published on : 15th April 2021

COVID-19: White House rules out a US vaccine 'passport'

So-called vaccine passports, showing that someone has been inoculated against Covid-19, have been touted around the world as a potentially powerful tool.

published on : 7th April 2021

UK PM Boris Johnson expected to unveil COVID passports, travel traffic lights

It comes as the government announced plans for twice weekly free coronavirus tests for everyone in England to be rolled out from the end of this week.

published on : 5th April 2021

Vaiga murder case: Police suspect father escaped overseas using fake passport

They fear that if Sanu has managed to escape overseas using a fake passport, it would not be easy to trace him.

published on : 2nd April 2021

OCI card holders no longer required to carry old passports for India travel; diaspora welcomes move

OCI card is issued to people of Indian origin globally which gives them almost all the privileges of an Indian national except for the right to vote, govt service and buying agricultural land.

published on : 30th March 2021

Mehbooba Mufti denied passport, authorities say she is 'threat to national security'

Mehbooba had applied for a fresh passport in December last year after her passport had expired on May 31, 2020.

published on : 29th March 2021

UK says Hong Kong 'has no right to dictate' passport recognition

The row is the latest diplomatic spat centering on the British National (Overseas) passport as China imposes a sweeping crackdown on dissent in Hong Kong.

published on : 26th March 2021
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