This week, the World Health Organization determined that while now is not the right time to implement Covid-19 vaccine passports, they could be used in the future. A leader from WHO stated that vaccine passports are not used right now as a prerequisite for travel due to the lack of vaccine equity around the world.
The World Health Organization is currently working with countries who are considering using the documentation in the future. They have been seen as a way to restart economies for some, while others have tried to outlaw this documentation and criticized it as further dividing the wealthy nations and low-income countries with limited access to shots.
There is also strong pushback on those who are hesitant or against the vaccine or who do not wish to share their health data. Countries like France and Italy have been requiring documentation of the vaccine or a negative test to participate in activities like going to the gym or dining indoors. Here in the United States, some concert venues and artists are requiring proof of vaccination and/or a negative Covid test to attend the event.
How do you know what the vaccine regulations are? It may be as easy as calling the location you plan on going and asking what their policy is. Planning to travel overseas and have questions? Call us! We’ll be happy to help you and make sure you and your family are always covered!