WHO says ‘no’ to vaccine passports for now

The World Health Organisation has today spoken out against implementing vaccine passports for now, saying travel authorities should not introduce proof of Covid-19 vaccination for international travel as a condition for departure or entering a country. – EPA pic, April 7, 2021.

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has come out against vaccine passports, for now, saying they may exacerbate unequal access to vaccines in many countries.

Speaking at a virtual press conference in conjunction with World Health Day, Regional Emergency director for the WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR), Dr Babatunde Olowokure said although they understood the importance of international travel for countries’ economic recovery, the global vaccine supplies were currently too limited to introduce vaccine passports.

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