Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on Tuesday that European plans to introduce COVID-19 passports would be at odds with voluntary vaccination, stressing that Russian citizens should not be discriminated against in any way by the move.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen confirmed earlier this week that Brussels is set to propose a digital vaccination passport across the economic bloc.
This means people will be forced [to get vaccinated], if people, of course, want to travel, and in Europe, people can hardly imagine their lives without moving [freely] between the EU member states.
In the meantime, Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes stressed that Corona-virus passports can’t be mandatory for crossing borders between EU member states.
The idea to introduce vaccination passports has prompted mixed reaction from EU member states. French and German authorities have reportedly noted it is too early to permit the passports due to weak data on vaccine efficacy. According to them, groups that are not prioritized to receive vaccines could also face discrimination.
Zionist Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, for his part, has pushed for a digital pass similar to Israel’s and pledged make a state visit to Tel Aviv along with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen later in March.
At the same time, the pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca has reportedly said it will not be able to provide at least half of the promised vaccine doses to the bloc in the second quarter of the year, prompting a major delay in European vaccination campaigns.
Not everybody can be vaccinated. Some people have some health conditions that make them very susceptible to severe reactions, and for this reason vaccination is not recommended to them. They will then need a vax passport ANYWAY if e.g. they want to travel or go to a restaurant. Will the government give them a special permit?
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