Govt signs MoU for reciprocal recognition of Covid vaccination certificate with India

Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Roshan Pokhrel, sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada for reciprocal recognition of the Covid 19 vaccination certificate to ease travel between Nepal and India, at a ceremony organised at the Ministry in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Photo: Embassy of India/Twitter

KATHMANDU: The government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India for reciprocal recognition of the Covid 19 vaccination certificate to ease travel between Nepal and India.

The agreement was signed between Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra and Secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Roshan Pokhrel, in the presence of Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada in Kathmandu.

Ambassador Kwatra signed the MoU on behalf of India while on behalf of Nepal, MoHP Secretary Dr Pokhrel signed it in the presence of Health Minister Khatiwada, at a ceremony organised at the MoHP on November 23, the press statement issued by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu said.

“This MoU is a significant step in easing travel for fully Covid 19 vaccinated travellers of both countries and marks another milestone in robust COVID-19 related cooperation and coordination between India and Nepal,” the statement said.

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