EU To Propose COVID-19 Vaccine Passports in March
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- The European Commission will present a proposal on creating a digital vaccination passport for the bloc in March
- Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen made the announcement in a video conference Monday, adding that the passports will be an effective way out of coronavirus restrictions in the bloc
- The passports would enable people present proof of receiving the vaccine, and thus skip quarantine protocols when they arrive in the country
- This comes after Greece unveiled a digital vaccination certificate in February for those who have received two shots of the vaccine
- However, some countries within the bloc, including France and Germany, have criticized the move, describing vaccine passports as premature as few people have been vaccinated and it is yet to be established if the vaccine prevents transmission