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China Is Launching a Vaccine Passport

As inoculation programs continue around the world, China is rolling out a vaccine passport in anticipation of international travel resuming.

The country’s vaccine passport will show people’s vaccination status as well as any relevant test results, according to The Straits Times. The certificate will be available through a WeChat program and can be both electronic or paper format.

“The pandemic is still with us, but the world economy needs to be restarted and people-to-people exchanges resumed with no more delays,” ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said, according to the paper.

The vaccine passport will likely first be put to use between the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong and Macao, the Global Times reported, eliminating the need to quarantine upon arrival.

But ultimately, the success of a vaccine passport is dependent on it being recognized by other nations and The Strait Times reported it wasn’t clear which other countries were in talks with Beijing to accept its certificate. Read Full Article >

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