If WHO recommends ‘health passports’ for tourists after pandemic, Ukraine to adopt them

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine’s State Agency of Development of Tourism develops new sanitary and hygienic norms
15:27, 6 May 2020

112 Agency

‘Health passports’ may appear in Ukraine if they are introduced in the world and if they are recommended by the WHO after pandemic as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Head of State Agency of Development of Tourism of Ukraine Mariana Oleskiv.

“If it is introduced in the world and recommended by the World Health Organization, it will be also implemented in Ukraine. But to do it, the whole world should understand which test is considered to be reasonable and how much advance it should be held, but there are no answers yet and any country has a clear procedure of issuance of such passports,” she said.

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Besides, the agency develops new sanitary and hygienic norms in the sphere of tourism, which will work after lockdown’s end. Oleskiv underlined that it will not be the obligatory certification or something ‘for someone’s capitalizing.’

She provided examples of holding of the temperature screening by staff, the distance between tables and number of people per square meters in the food establishments, inability of access to food of the tourists, particular distance at the reception desk between people, disinfectors, which should be installed at particular places, restrictions with swimming pools and spa, distance between people on beaches.

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Concerning the hostels, where a few people live in one room usually, she noted that they will not work in such a mode. Besides, the change of the rules of the carriage of passengers will be considered.

As we reported, the EU ministers of tourism decided to develop a certificate of security in the sphere of tourism under provisional name Covid-passport.


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