Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) has appealed to Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministries to setup urgent protocols for travellers who are getting vaccinated against Covid19.
“We have urged the Government of India through MoCA and MoT to set guidelines for vaccinated travellers, issue verifiable certificates and set SoPs for the same. This shall enable vaccinated travellers to resume their activities to pre-covid times and live towards a better future. Every person vaccinated in India must be granted a certificate and our government should also tie-up with all countries verifying and accepting their Covid Vaccine certificates,” Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI, said in a statement released to media.
According to the release, many countries have started the process of vaccination. Travellers who have got the vaccination done are desirous of travel to India. Currently, there is no clarity in terms of how their entry into India shall be permitted. So, there has to be a uniform policy that needs to be mandated by Centre towards how the verification and process for the same needs to be set, the release adds.
“We would request your goodselves, to kindly draw up plans and undertake SoPs, for such travelers,” Mayal added.
TAAI has suggested that to issue certificates to citizen post vaccination and the certificate should be accepted by all States/Union Territories across India.
“We are proud that our Government has rolled Made in India vaccines. To make travel and tourism as free and comortable as possible, TAAI shall be working closely with the Government on formulating and setting standards which shall be acceptable and verifiable globally. We have proposed immediate action so that vaccinated travellers desirours of travelling Domestic, International and even for Inbound to India shall be free from hassles,” Jay Bhatia, Vice President, TAAI, said.