The federal government is reportedly sticking with introducing international COVID-19 vaccination passports as early as November.
Such a plan could potentially allow Australians to leave the nation and for travellers to return without undergoing two weeks of hotel quarantine.
Any vaccine passport system would be contingent on home quarantine, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.
The federal government is reportedly sticking with its launch of an internationally recognised vaccine passport system as early as October. Canberra is actively discussing integrating COVID-19 jab status with check-in apps already used by the states and territories.
Such passports would prove a traveller’s vaccination status when attempting to leave the country and could feasibly list the vaccination status of Australians hoping to return from abroad.
The federal government’s eventual goal is to partner such vaccine passports with home quarantine, which will be phased out over time, opposed to the current requirement for returning travellers to spend two weeks in hotel quarantine once landing in Australia.
15 months ago, Pendragon’s CEO, John Glover, mentioned in his blog ‘The New World of Travel’ his thoughts on the new world of travel and how health passports will become the norm in the future…
We couldn’t have imagined how his thoughts and views are now being discussed to reopen Australia smoothly…
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Source: Business Insider