Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday for reciprocal recognition of COVID-19 certificate between the two countries.

India's Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra and MoHP Secretary Roshan Pokhrel signed the MoU in the presence of Health Minister Birodh Khatiwada during a ceremony organised at the Ministry of Health and Population.

"This memorandum of understanding is a significant step in easing travel for fully COVID-19 vaccinated travellers of both the countries and marks another milestone in robust COVID-19 related cooperation and coordination between India and Nepal," states the press release issued by the Indian Embassy.

A version of this article appears in the print on November 24, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.