Soon, you will need to link your passport to COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This is correct. You can link your passport with your COVID-19 certificate if you are planning to travel abroad in the coming months.
After you’ve had your first vaccination jab you’ll be able to download the “partially vaccinated” certificate via the CoWIN portal and Aarogya Setu app. You can download the Aarogya Setu application from Google Play and Apple App stores. After the final dose has been taken, the certificate of vaccination will be issued. You can also download it from the Aarogya Setu App or CoWIN Website.
Once both Covishield, Covaxin or Sputnik have been taken, then you can travel internationally. You can travel to other countries if you’ve taken the two doses. Next, you need to link your passport to the COVID-19 vaccination certificate. This is how it works.
Link passport number to COVID vaccine certificate
Register on CoWIN using your passport number. This would have linked your passport to COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Follow these steps if you have logged into with another ID.
Step 1. Go to the CoWIN official website at www.cowin.gov.in
Second Step: Sign in with your mobile number and enter the OTP that was sent to you. Next, click “Raise Issue” under “Account Details”.
3rd Step: There are three options on the website, but you must click “Add Passport details”. The page will redirect you to the one where you can select the name and passport information of the family member you want to change.
4th Step: Enter the beneficiary’s passport number under the “Enter Beneficiary’s Passport Number” section. You will only be able once to modify the certificate photo ID details, so make sure you double-check your passport number.
Step 5 – Now check the box that says “I declare this passport belonged to the beneficiary.” Name of passport holder must match that on vaccine certificate.
Step 6 Select the “Submit a Request” button. This will only take a few seconds. A message with the change to your ID will be sent directly to your registered mobile number. After the update is complete, another message will be sent to you indicating that your request was “updated successfully”.
7th Step: Now, you will need to return to your Account Details page. Click on the “Certificate” button beside the account holder’s name. Now you can download your new vaccination certificate that is linked to passport.