The European Union has started using unanimously the so-called “vaccine passport” as a travel document that allows holders to cross through borders within the bloc.
According to a survey released Sunday, only 45% of Chileans were in favour of the so-called mobility pass the government has been implementing since last week to grant more freedom of movement to people vaccinated with two doses of anticoronavirus immunizers.
Despite heavy criticism from medical organizations, the new “mobility pass” is already in use in Chile as of Wednesday for people vaccinated against covid-19 with two doses.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Tuesday before the European Commission in Brussels that he was confident the vaccination “green pass” was to be ready for mid-June so that economic and social activities can restart, including the return of tourists at the beginning of the season.
The Government of Chile is working on the development of a so-called “mobility pass” which would grant people already vaccinated against covid-19 greater levels of freedom and mobility within their communes and allow travel between regions for those who are in quarantine, it was announced.
The European Commission has reached a decision whereby all member states are to accept the digital covid-19 certificate also known as “vaccine passport,” a document which will show whether people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, and refrain from imposing additional travel measures such as quarantines to its citizens,
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen admitted this past weekend there was a growing interest in welcoming tourists from the United States.
Uruguay's Tourism Minister Germán Cardoso Wednesday raised again the issue of vaccination certificates for foreign travellers to “guarantee the sanitary status” of the country.
Top-notch presidential advisors in Uruguay in matters concerning the coronavirus pandemic are considering the feasibility of a “vaccine passport” like the one used in Israel, it was reported Sunday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Monday acknowledged he entertained the idea of the potential use of Covid-19 certificates to access sporting and cultural events. But people are not going to be asked to show the certificate to go to the shops or to enter the pub's garden, said Johnson, who faces a rebellion of more than 70 voiceful MPs against the so-called Covid passport.