COVID-19: Govt Announces Plans To Issue ‘Vaccine Passports’ For Overseas Travel

covid-19: govt announces plans to issue ‘vaccine passports’ for overseas travel

As our first batch of COVID-19 vaccines make its way around the country, the government has announced plans to issue dedicated travel passports as verification for individuals who have been vaccinated.
 
“We are proposing two ways of doing it: have it (proof of vaccination) displayed in the MySejahtera application, or maintain the proof in physical form which is a passport that can be accepted by other countries,” said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba.
 
Speaking at a press conference after the arrival of the first batch of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine yesterday (February 22nd), Dr Adham said the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI) is in the midst of refining the plan.
 
Several parties have called for international borders to be opened up not only to revive the tourism industry, but also reunite Malaysians separated from their loved ones, some of whom have been apart for almost a year.
 
Meanwhile, coordinating minister for the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme who is also MOSTI Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin said, a protection scheme would be created to compensate vaccine recipients who suffer serious side effects.
 
You can find out how to register for the programme here.
 
And don’t forget to check out our other vaccine-related articles, as well as all things COVID-19.
 
Stay safe, people!


by Kyle Roshen Jacob