The Government believes that vaccination certificates are an important instrument to facilitate the return to international mobility and has influenced the use of the “It will never be discriminatory for unvaccinated people, who will be able to continue traveling according to health indications.”
This was highlighted by Moncloa in a statement after the meeting on these certificates which was attended by the President of the Government, Pedro SÃ¡nchez, Vice Presidents Carmen Calvo and Nadia CalviÃ ± o, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha GonzÃ¡lez Laya, the Minister of Justice, Juan Carlos Campolo the Minister of Transport, JosÃ © Luis Ã ?? balos, the Minister of Industry, Reyes Maroto, and the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias.
The government has urged to regain mobility as soon as possible “and do it in a coordinated way and with full health security.” In this sense, it supports the announcement of the European Commission to regulate digital certificates and that they respond to a single model and be operational before summer.
It indicates that “from the beginning, it has promoted an orderly and coordinated return to international mobility in various international forums” and it works within international organizations “so that countries can approve as soon as possible a framework for the creation of digital certificates”.
How it works
The digital certificate is an instrument to facilitate mobility, but It does not only include vaccination data, but also other health tests such as PCR, or if a person has overcome Covid-19 and has antibodies. In this context, the vaccination certificate or Green Digital Pass – as the European Commission calls it – “will be an important instrument to facilitate the return to safe mobility”.
“It is essential to have the technological tools ready to start mobility and to put Europe back as a safe travel destination when the data on the incidence of the virus allows it,” he says.
The idea of having a vaccination certificate to eliminate mobility restrictions and reactivate travel still casts many doubts on how it will be used, under what conditions, whether the vaccinated will be able to travel freely or not, if it will exempt them from having a PCR test or going through quarantines in the countries that demand this measure.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has already created its own health passport to facilitate air mobility. They call it a travel pass and it is an application for mobile devices in which passengers can store the Covid test or vaccine certificates and thus avoid having to carry physical documents.