3/9/2021, 9:19 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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EU to introduce COVID-19 passports by summer - report

The European Commission is aiming to introduce special passports that would prove a person received a vaccine against COVID-19 by this summer, Handelsblatt reported on Tuesday.

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen previously said the document was part of the bloc's plan to "restore the confidence of travelers as we gradually come to grips with the pandemic."

The idea was supported by Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and World Medical Association (WMA) Chairman Frank Ulrich, while the United Kingdom said it was considering the same move. Meanwhile, Russia described it as contrary to the concept of voluntary inoculation against COVID-19.

Baha Breaking the News (BBN) / JR