Denmark is growing a digital vaccine passport for individuals who have acquired a COVID-19 vaccine, a transfer that will allow them to journey to international locations the place such documentation is required in the course of the pandemic.
“It’s anticipated that there could also be necessities from different international locations to current vaccine documentation upon entry. A Danish vaccine passport can be utilized right here,” the Well being Ministry mentioned in an emailed assertion. The passport could also be rolled out within the first months of this yr to be accessed via the Danish public well being web site, the ministry mentioned. It was not clear whether or not the passport can be obtainable by way of an app.
The ministry underlined the necessity to examine additional whether or not individuals who have been vaccinated can nonetheless transmit the virus and the way lengthy vaccines final earlier than one other shot is required.
Estonia mentioned final yr it was testing a ‘digital immunity passport’ to trace those that had recovered from COVID-19 and gained some immunity, though questions remained over whether or not or for the way lengthy folks stay protected.
Denmark started vaccinating the aged and well being personnel in late December and has thus far administered photographs to round 1% of its inhabitants, placing it forward of most European international locations. Vaccinations within the roughly 900 nursing houses across the nation are anticipated to conclude quickly.
The World Well being Group mentioned final yr it was engaged on an e-vaccination certificates, a ‘sensible yellow card’ or digital model of the yellow vaccine booklets utilized in many international locations.
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