Have your say: Should Austria introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass?

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The Local - [email protected] • 3 Mar, 2021 Updated Wed 3 Mar 2021 08:54 CEST
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An example of a coronavirus vaccination passport. Photo by Lukas on Unsplash

Support is growing in Europe for the introduction of an Israel-style immunity card, which would allow holders to go to bars, visit the gym, attend events and travel. Do you support this idea - and would you get one?


While low vaccination rates and uncertainty about mutations of the virus mean that a return to normality is a long way off in Austria, one idea which would accelerate an end to lockdown - at least for some - is a vaccination passport. 

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What could Austria learn from Israel? 

Since starting its inoculation drive in December, Israel has become one of the world’s leaders in vaccinating for Covid-19. 

With more than a third of the population vaccinated as at mid-February, Israel has now introduced a vaccination passport which entitles holders to return to normal activities. 

From visiting bars, restaurants, events, fitness centres and even travel, the vaccination card allows those who have received both doses of the vaccine to return to some degree of normality.

READ: Austrian Chancellor Kurz to push for Europe-wide vaccination passport



The Local 2021/03/03 08:54

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