At the recent G20 meetings in Bali, Indonesia, the top 20 economies of the world agreed on a draft proposal recommending the adoption of vaccine passports for international travel, CBN reports.
The G20 also represents 66% of the world’s population.
The passport, which would come in a paper format or through an app downloaded on a person’s cellphone, would effectively prevent anyone who has not been vaccinated for COVID from travelling internationally.
However, many are concerned that there would be serious privacy concerns for those who download the app, as it would not only allow governments to track the daily movements of every citizen but even limit their everyday activities.
CBN provides more details:
The agreement called for shared technical standards and verification methods, including vaccine passports. It also commits to “support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standard and digital COVID-19 certificates.”
In a separate updated document, the G20 vows to: “Endeavour to move towards interoperability of systems including mechanisms that validate proof of vaccination, whilst respecting the sovereignty of national health policies, and relevant national regulations such as personal data protection and data-sharing.”
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