In a major relief for people who are planning to travel abroad after taking both shots, this news will surely bring some cheer. The CoWIN portal is now enabling users to link their Covid-19 vaccination certificates to passports. The government has issued guidelines for updating or correcting passport details on the COVID vaccine certificate online.
Sharing the process for updating or correcting passport details in the certificates, the official handle of the Aarogya Setu app tweeted, “Now, you can update your passport number in your vaccination certificate.”
How to add passport details on Covid vaccine certificate
- Login with your credentials
- Select raise a issue
- Select the passport option
- Select the person from the dropdown menu
- Enter passport number
Once the process is complete, the user will receive the new updated certificate “in seconds”.
In another tweet, it said in case the name on the certificate does not match the name on the passport, the person can request for name correction as well on the website. But it added that entering a passport number and requesting a name change can only be done once. “So please ensure there are no mistakes in entering the details,” it said.
How to edit personal details on Covid vaccine certificate
- Go to the official portal of CoWin.
- Select the ‘Raise an issue’ option.
- Click on the ‘Correction in certificate’ option and select the person, whose details you want to change, from the drop-down menu.
- Click on the options you need to make corrections and edit the details.
- Click on submit.
Earlier this month, the centre had announced new guidelines for Covid-19 vaccination, stating that those travelling abroad for education, jobs, or as part of the Indian contingent for the Tokyo Olympic games, will have to get their vaccination certificates linked to their passport.
“It is advised that vaccination may be availed in cases through Passport which is one of the permissible ID documents as per the current guidelines so that the passport number is printed in the Certificate. If Passport was not used at the time of administration of the first dose, the details of the photo ID Card used for vaccination will be printed in the vaccination certificate and mention of the Passport in the vaccination certificate is not to be insisted upon. Wherever necessary, the competent authority may issue another certificate linking the vaccination certificate with the passport number of the beneficiary. This facility shall be available to those who need to undertake international travel for these specified purposes in the period up to 31st August 2021. All technical protocols as prescribed in the Guidelines of the Ministry regarding COVID Vaccination Centres and AEFI management etc. shall have to be followed,” the Ministry of Health had stated.