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WHO looks at possible ‘e-vaccination certificates’ for travel

By Reuters
03 December 2020   |   2:58 pm
The World Health Organization does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from COVID-19 but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO medical expert said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: A passenger walks past a testing centre sign in the terminal building of Manchester Airport amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manchester, Britain, December 3, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

The World Health Organization does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from COVID-19 but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO medical expert said on Thursday.

“We are looking very closely into the use of technology in this COVID-19 response, one of them how we can work with member states toward an e-vaccination certificate,” he told a virtual briefing in Copenhagen.