CEO and owner of the Indian Hematology Institute Adar Poonawalla said on Thursday he had set aside 10 crore rupees to support students travelling abroad for research as some countries have not yet accepted them.
“Dear students travelling abroad, as some countries have not yet accepted Covishield as an acceptable vaccine to travel without quarantine, you may be subject to a charge number. I spent Rs 10 crore on it… ”Poonawalla said in a tweet.
He also shared a link for students to apply for financial aid if needed. In early July, he praised the 16 European countries which recognized Covishield as an acceptable entry-level vaccine.
“This is indeed good news for travellers, as we are seeing sixteen European countries recognize Covishield as an acceptable vaccine for entry. However, despite being vaccinated, entry instructions may vary from country to country, so read carefully before travelling, ”Poonawalla said in a tweet.