The introduction of a single international COVID-19 vaccination certificate is unlikely. Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova stated this on the air of the Russia 24 TV channel, reports Interfax…
According to her, the introduction of covid passports “cannot be agreed upon by definition.” She pointed out that the World Health Organization has only one international certificate – for vaccination against yellow fever – “precisely because it is very difficult” because of the nuances in each country.
Earlier, Golikova said that she considered the introduction of vaccination passports that restrict the movement of people unacceptable. She also opposed having a covid passport become the basis for admitting people to mass events in the regions of Russia.
On the same day, the head of the State Duma Health Protection Committee, Dmitry Morozov, spoke about the need to introduce covid passports throughout the country. The Kremlin said that there is no official position on the introduction of covid passports, but different options are being worked out.
On January 15, the WHO said that they did not see the need to require proof of coronavirus vaccination from arriving travelers. They expressed that such a recommendation is due to the fact that it is not yet known how much vaccines affect the transmission of the virus from one person to another. In addition, the number of vaccines available is currently very limited.