Spain is set to become a “pioneer” in Europe in the implementation of digital health passports, the program should be launched in time for the FITUR international tourism fair in Madrid, which is scheduled to open on May 19, said Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto. writes March 10 metro.co.uk.
At the same time, she noted that this process will depend on the rate of vaccination and the level of morbidity. So far, 4.8 million Spaniards have received the first dose of the vaccine, and 1.4 million have received the second. The government hopes to vaccinate between 30 and 40% of the population by April. If all goes according to plan, El Espanol calculates that all Spanish residents over 45 should be fully immunized by July.
Previously Head of the EC Ursula von der Leyen reported that the European Commission plans to submit a draft law on “green passports” in March. The Russian Foreign Ministry, in turn, said that they had already informed their European colleagues that they were counting on making such decisions that would not discriminate against Russian citizens, apparently referring to the recognition of the Russian vaccine.
Later, experts noted that all vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, as well as those used by individual EU member states, should be included in the covid passport program. Let us remind you that Sputnik V is already being purchased in Hungary and Slovakia.
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