When will the “health passport” be available? In two or three months. Word of the head of the EU task force for vaccines Thierry Breton who live showed the first European ‘health passport’ adding that it will be available throughout the EU before July.
Speaking to a broadcast on French radio RTL, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market showed a prototype of the document which will be available both in print and for smartphones. On the document, a QR code and the type of vaccine carried out. For those who have not yet or did not want to carry out the coronavirus vaccine there will be the result of the last swab carried out. Then, however, he focused his attention on a very important issue concerning the vaccination campaign and herd immunity: “In Europe there is the ability to produce and supply the doses of the vaccine necessary to achieve immunity. collective »compared to the coronavirus in mid-July. “A new phase in the fight against the pandemic is opening up,” said Breton, arguing that after a period of adaptation, industrial vaccine production now appears to be proceeding smoothly. The European commissioner then stated with certainty “360 million doses of the Covid vaccine will be delivered in Europe at the end of the third quarter, over 420 million in mid-July. Numbers needed to start talking about this collective immunity ».
The idea of the health passport is to allow the free movement of vaccinated people within the territory of the European Union, thus also relaunching tourism, a sector particularly tried from an economic point of view by the health crisis. How will it work? While we are grappling with the third wave and with the management of the vaccination campaign, which differs from EU country to country, there are those like France, Poland, Italy, the European Commission has presented a proposal for the creation of a “pass “That allows those who are vaccinated, have passed Covid or are negative to the swab to move freely.
The undersecretary for European Affairs Enzo Amendola also spoke of the hypothesis of the vaccine passport in an interview with La Stampa: «The strengthening of the vaccination campaign goes hand in hand with a program of reopening. Primarily to promote mobility between European countries. This is why we decided to work between now and June on a “digital green certificate” is Amendola’s comment. It is not a passport, but a digital document (in the form of a QR code on the smartphone or printed) that certifies the vaccination, the results of the tests and the healing occurred. A mechanism, common to other European countries, to encourage travel and tourism in peace, but also with the guarantee of the protection of personal data and without creating discrimination. These are practical problems that are not negligible. In Italy with Minister Colao and the competent administrations are working to proceed quickly “.