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UK to launch digital vaccination passport from May 17

Source : 112 Ukraine

Meanwhile, the French parliament voted against the introduction of the sanitary passes
13:20, 12 May 2021

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The UK will launch the vaccination passport in the form of the mobile app from May 17 as BBC reported.

In case, if people do not use smartphones, they can call 119 to get the paper document that confirms their status of vaccination.

The app will not show the results of the tests for coronavirus; however, the National Health Service plans to include it in the future. However, the app will show the status of vaccination to enable people to use it as on May 17, the ban for foreign travels will be lifted in the UK.

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In France, the lower house of the parliament voted against the introduction of the sanitary passes that would be issued to people who pass vaccination against Covid-19 as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

It is noted that 108 lawmakers voted against; 103 voted in the affirmative. The MPs who stand against the introduction of Covid-passports insist that such passes will cause the threat the discrimination. This position is grounded by the fact that million people did not pass the vaccination against Covid-19.

Particularly, the initiative was not supported by the Democratic Movement that is traditionally an ally of the party of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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It was supposed to use the sanitary passes for travels abroad. It should be provided to people who got the vaccination or have negative tests for Covid-19 or recently overcame the disease.

As we reported, the European Union will launch Covid passports in mid-June this year. This was announced by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi during a briefing following the conference of G20 tourism ministers.

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