EU official warns of risks of disjointed Covid vaccine records

EU official warns of risks of disjointed Covid vaccine records
EU official warns of risks of disjointed Covid vaccine records

Hello and welcome to the details of EU official warns of risks of disjointed Covid vaccine records and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - A shared travel pass is being pushed to revive EU tourism but vaccination issues could be a hurdle. — AFP pic

Subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates on news you need to know.


BRUSSELS, April 28 — European Union countries introducing their own Covid vaccination certificates would be left with a dangerous myriad of disjointed solutions if the 27-nation bloc fails to build a joint system, a senior official said today.

The EU is pushing to launch a shared digital health pass to allow tourists to travel freely this summer. But discussions are not yet settled on costs, data and privacy issues, as well as technical and medical aspects of the new system, among others.

“If we can deliver politically, the technical solution will be ready in time. If we don’t, we risk fragmentation across Europe, with a multitude of possibly incompatible national solutions,” EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said.

“We would risk having a variety of documents that cannot be read and verified in other member states. And we risk the spread of forged documents, and with it, the spread of both the virus and the mistrust of citizens,” he told the European Parliament.

Tourism-reliant southern EU countries like Spain and Italy are keen to launch the new tool as soon as possible to help their economies mauled by the pandemic. But they face a more reluctant north, as well as lengthy EU decision procedures.

With no central gateway to ensure interoperability in place for now, countries including Estonia, Lithuania, Greece, Spain, Germany and France, are introducing their own solutions to record vaccinations.

Disputes between EU countries over supplies of medical equipment, drugs and vaccines have already complicated the bloc’s joint response earlier in the pandemic.

As the bloc is now facing a third wave of infections, sceptics say discussions about restarting free travel are premature given low vaccination levels on the continent.

Another issue still to be resolved is whether antibody tests provide adequate proof that a person who has recovered from Covid-19 is immune. EU countries including Belgium are also worried about discriminating against those who cannot or would not get the jab. — Reuters

These were the details of the news EU official warns of risks of disjointed Covid vaccine records for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Myanmar rebels claim military helicopter downing
NEXT India's lauds Gulf assistance in fighting COVID-19