To date, vaccination against coronavirus has begun in 46 countries. Moreover, 38 of them are high-income countries. This was stated at a briefing by Assistant Director General of the World Health Organization, Marianjela Simao.
According to her, the global COVAX mechanism is intended to correct the situation so that vaccination against Covid begins in low-income countries.
Earlier, the WHO Emergency Situations Committee said that the availability of documents for vaccination against coronavirus should not be a prerequisite for foreign travel.
"Given that the impact of vaccines on reducing transmission is not yet known, and access to vaccines is currently too limited, the committee recommends that countries do not require proof of vaccination from arriving travelers," the committee said.
At the same time, the WHO committee noted that travelers must comply with all necessary measures to reduce the risk of contracting Covid-19 while traveling.
Director of the WHO health emergencies program Michael Ryan said that the recommendations of the WHO committee call not to require these documents right now. But if in the future the situation with the availability and safety of vaccines improves, then there may be reasons to change the recommendations.