Mexico City / 08.30.2021 05:18:29
The World Health Organization (WHO) considered this monday “Very worrying” the rise in the contagion of coronavirus experienced in recent weeks in Europe, a situation aggravated by the low vaccination rate in priority groups in some countries on the continent.
The increase in the incidence of new cases is due to the greater presence of the Delta variant, more contagious; easing restrictions and increasing travel, argued the WHO.
“We must be firm in maintaining multiple lines of protection, including vaccination and masks. Vaccines are the way to reopen societies and stabilize economies.”said at a press conference the director of WHO-Europe, Hans Kluge.
WHO states that vaccination certificate should not be a condition for travel
The OWorld Health Organization (WHO) said today that it considers that a vaccination certificate should not be a requirement to travel and that such a requirement should be established according to the situation of each country. in relation to the pandemic and depending on the risk of contamination that it entails.
In updating its travel recommendations, the organization pointed out that personal information on vaccination against covid-19 can instead serve to reduce the quarantine period or the need to undergo one or more diagnostic tests at the arrival in a country.
According to the WHO, the digital vaccination certificate can be used in the same way as a paper document and – only in certain contexts – serve to facilitate international travel, such as the yellow fever vaccination certificate. Several countries require it as a condition of entry to their territory.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) spoke shortly before on this issue and pointed out that it supports the European Union’s covid digital certificate to become the global reference for digital vaccination certificates.
“Europe’s covid digital certificate was accessible in record time and has helped countries to resume travel, “said the entity, which represents more than 260 airlines around the world.