The "vaccination passport" in the European Union and in the world: for or against?
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and 2021 will be just another year ruled by the new coronavirus. During the Spanish flu 1918-1919, most victims were in the second year. If history repeats itself, we can expect the new coronavirus to be more aggressive this year and hit harder. We have some signs through the new mutations that have appeared, which are spreading faster and end up strongly infecting age groups under 60 years old.
Compared to the 1900s, we now have the technology on our side and specialists / researchers have managed to bring out a number of fairly effective vaccines against the new coronavirus. And that gives us hope that the year 2021 will not be so "black".
At the same time, we know what we have to deal with, so this year we hope for a few more trips across borders. But until those journeys, we must remain closed within the borders of this country. In fact, every European country has banned non-essential (tourist) travel.
In winter, housekeepers make their own cars. Greece and Spain have started preparing for the summer season and have proposed a so-called "Vaccination Passport" on the basis of which people can travel freely, without restrictions.
This idea has sparked much discussion in the European Union, but in the end, aEuropean Commission officials adopted a guide on Thursday (January 28th) to set up a standard medical document in the European Union attesting to vaccination against COVID-19.
It is a way in which the tourism industry in Europe could be saved in 2021. Iceland has issued the first "vaccination passports", which should facilitate the travel of people vaccinated against Covid, becoming the first country to do so - informs ziare.com.
Romania also has some facilities for those vaccinated. Specifically, according to judgment 4 of 18 January 2021, Art.2 - (1) Those persons who have received the SARS-CoV-2 virus vaccine are exempted from the quarantine measure applicable to persons arriving in Romania from countries / areas of high epidemiological risk or to direct contact persons of a confirmed person the second dose and for which at least 2 days have elapsed from the administration of the second dose until the date of direct contact or until the date of entry into Romania.
Qatar Airways, Emirates or Etihad Airways have announced that they will adopt IATA Travel Pass, a digital health permit to facilitate travel.
We ask you: The "vaccination passport" in the European Union and in the world: for or against?
Do not view this act as a form of coercion, but as a form of being able to travel freely during the pandemic. The vaccine is not mandatory, nor is travel mandatory.
We are optimistic about this document because it will make the work of customs and airports much easier, and people will be able to travel, they will be able to really enjoy a safe holiday.
2021 will be a year of transition in which aviation and tourism will be able to start the recovery process only on the basis of these documents and health measures.