Demark is preparing to introduce coronavirus vaccine passports to open up overseas travel by the end of the month, in what is claimed to be the first governmental immunity certification in the world.
The Danish Acting Minister of Finance Morten Bødskov announced on Wednesday that by the end of February, vaccinated Danes will be able to print a certificate from the government website. A digital version, likely a mobile phone app which could be scanned at airports, will be available in the next three to four months, the minister said.
The passports would initially be used to facilitate international travel for business, according to Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad, but the minister said it could be used further along in the year as “extra security” when reopening society.
“It will be the extra passport that you will be able to have on your mobile phone, which documents that you have been vaccinated.
“As a country, we are taking advantage of the technological advantages we have. We can be among the first in the world to have it and can show it to the rest of the world,” Mr Bødskov said.
While the EU is struggling on average to vaccinate even three per cent of inhabitants, Denmark reportedly has the bloc’s most successful inoculation campaign, having administered the first dose to five per cent of its population. Read Full Article >