EU countries are preparing for K-19 passports, without them they will not release

Many EU and Schengen countries, such as Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, are working on vaccination passports.

One of the main policies of the EU is that the borders between the member states are open to the free movement of people in the region, writes

During Covid-19, many boundaries had to be introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

However, with the growing number of people vaccinated, the concept of covid passports is becoming more realistic and opens up travel opportunities, writes Forbes.

Many EU and Schengen countries, such as Greece, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, are working on vaccination passports.

In Denmark, for example, there will be an application that will act as a second passport and allow holders to travel abroad, attend sporting and cultural events and eat in restaurants.

In the UK, “it also seems possible” to create a system with passports for international travel, reports The Telegraph.

The likelihood of having an EU-wide document common to all Member States is also high. Since the epidemic was declared in 2020, many EU countries have wanted a negative Covid-19 PCR test for foreigners entering the country.

Currently, some countries are starting to conclude deals with other countries for the summer season 2021, so that everyone vaccinated can move freely between the countries in the agreement. However, this has raised issues of discrimination.

On January 26th, Greece signed an agreement with Serbia to move tourists between the two countries through digital Covid passports.

The deal will run from May 1st to October 1st, allowing people with a vaccination certificate to cross the border freely.

Greece, Cyprus and Israel have signed a travel agreement for tourists with a vaccination passport between the three countries. The deal will take effect on April 1.

According to The Guardian, this is “a possible first step towards the normalization of tourism in the next phase of the pandemic”.

Two of the Union’s major economies, Germany and France, remain reserved for passports for vaccinated citizens.

Germany is against the vaccinated enjoying privileges at the expense of the rest of the population. But it does not rule out that the private sector may impose such a requirement.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for caution regarding the introduction of passports, as it is not yet clear to what extent vaccinated people can spread the virus.

It is not yet possible to determine whether vaccines protect against all mutations in the virus.

The World Travel and Tourism Council also opposes the idea of ​​opening up global tourism on the basis of vaccinations because it is a “form of discrimination”.

President and CEO Gloria Guevara said, “It will take considerable time to vaccinate the entire population worldwide, especially those in less developed countries or in different age groups.

We must not discriminate against those who wish to travel but have not been vaccinated, “she said.

And the countries that will not vaccinate citizens?

According to some reports, the government of Madagascar has decided not to vaccinate its population, and the government of Tanzania does not follow the recommendations of scientists and the WHO and instead recommends that Tanzanians turn to traditional medicine to protect themselves against Covid-19.

It is not clear what will happen in the future with such policies in these countries.


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