Pakistan’s effort against Covid-19 vaccination is showing good effects, with fewer instances reported, and will most likely be aided by the manufacture of a native Pakistan vaccine. Residents who have been vaccinated can now get their COVID-19 immunization certificates in person or online. What is the procedure for doing so, and what is the objective of obtaining a Pakistan vaccine certificate?
What is the NADRA vaccine certificate?
Corona vaccination certificate from Pakistan certifies that you have received one or both doses of any vaccine that has been licensed in the country.
The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has confirmed that single-dose and double-dose coronavirus vaccine certificates would be issued.
How to get my vaccine certificate?
Residents of Pakistan can get their certificate in person for 100 PKR at their nearest NADRA center. Alternatively, people who have been vaccinated can go to the NIMS website and enter their CNIC number and date of issuance. After paying PKR 100 by debit or credit card, they will receive their COVID-19 immunization certificate.
The NIMS has also published guide on how to access the vaccine certificate:
- Access NIMS website https://nims.nadra.gov.pk/
- Click on “Corona Vaccine Certificate” button and enter the required information
- Proceed to payment once you’ve filled in all of the required information.
- Make the payment.
- Click Continue after printing the payment receipt.
- Review the data.
- Download your certificate.
Visit the NIMS website and re-enter your information if you need to reprint the vaccination certificate. Instead of going to step 2 and filling out more information, it will lead you straight to the re-print option.
How can I modify details on the vaccine certificate?
You can modify certain details on your vaccination certificate, such as your name if it’s misspelled, your passport number, or your nationality, by going to the website and re-entering your information. It will then redirect you to a website where you can select “edit data on certificate” and correct your information.
The remainder of the steps are the same: submit your credit card information, pay the PKR 100 cost, and download your certificate.
Other facts on the vaccine certificate, such as the name of the vaccine delivered or the day of immunization, have been entered incorrectly on multiple occasions. To Request for Correction in your data provided for COVID Vaccine visit the link nims.nadra.gov.pk/nims/registerComplaint
You can get them corrected by submitting an application to the vaccination center where the vaccine was given to you or filing a complaint on the NIMS website. You can also call 1166, which is a toll-free number.
Pak COVID-19 Vaccination Pass App
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has created the ‘Pak COVID-19 Vaccination Pass App’ in conjunction with the NADRA. The app was developed as a solution for people to carry their digital COVID-19 immunization certificate with them.
Users can save their COVID-19 immunization certificate that was issued by NADRA to their phone.
COVID-19 vaccine is required for internal and foreign travel, and the digital certificate serves as formal verification.
The digital certificate can be instantly confirmed using the QR Code.
Benefits for NADRA vaccine certificate holders
According to Asad Umar, the Federal Planning Minister and the head of NCOC, The certificates will give citizens safe access to a variety of destinations around Pakistan, as well as the opportunity to avoid tight quarantine.
Mandatory vaccination for all:
The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) is now attempting to make vaccination certificates a requirement for people to continue using various services in Pakistan. Individuals who have not been vaccinated will not be authorized to participate in the following activities:
- From September 1, petrol will be available in Lahore.
- From October 15, public transportation will be available.
- From August 31, it will be illegal to enter retail centers.
- Those who fail to provide their immunization certificates will be denied access to banking and post office services.
- After September 30th, marriage ceremonies (indoor or outdoor) are permitted.
- Starting September 30, dine in restaurants or stay in hotels.
- After September 30, vaccination will be required for domestic aviation travel.
Furthermore, the NCOC said on that beginning October 1, only people who have been vaccinated would be allowed to travel by train. After September 30, vaccination will be required for domestic aviation travel.
Vaccination certificates are now required for citizens who want to book hotels, attend weddings, or eat at home, according to the National Command and Operation Centre. There’s even talk of demanding a vaccine certificate to use the OPD or have medical procedures done.
The Pakistan vaccine certificate is also linked to official documents such as land transfer, residence, and so forth.
Registering vaccine details for Pakistanis abroad
Pakistanis who received their vaccine overseas can have their immunization record entered in the country’s national database by sharing their information with the National Immunization Management System (NIMS) and receive their COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
Countries requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination
Several countries now permit visitors from Pakistan who are fully vaccinated, even if they do not fall into one of the exemption categories. However, proof of vaccination – specifically, your vaccination certificate – is required to validate your travel eligibility.
From September 7, Canada will welcome fully vaccinated tourists for non-essential reasons too. Fully immunized arrivals need not quarantine in Canada either.
Recognized vaccines: Covishield only
Estonia allows all vaccinated tourists to enter, regardless of country of origin or purpose. They are not subject to any testing or quarantine requirement.
Recognized vaccines: Any vaccine authorized in Pakistan
The UAE Embassy in Islamabad has clarified that Pakistani travelers must possess a vaccination certificate given by Nadra. However, the Embassy’s attestation of vaccination certificate for Covid-19 is not regarded a requirement at the moment.
Recognized vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca (or Covishield), Johnson & Johnson, Sinopharm, and Sinovac.
Saudi Arabia, which bars direct travel from Pakistan, requires vaccination for entry, so anyone arriving without one of those shots is required to quarantine.
Recognized vaccines: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines