The European Union (EU) is thinking about passports for vaccinated against coronavirus. This was said by the head of the European Council, Charles Michel, in an interview with the Dutch TV program “Beitenhof,
According to him, the EU heads of state and government will discuss the introduction of certificates of vaccination against the virus on January 21. He noted that European cooperation on this issue is necessary. Michel also added that it’s now up to the question of when this measure would be implemented.
In addition, the head of the European Council said that they are considering the possibility that only those vaccinated against the coronavirus will be allowed to travel to the EU. He noted that this is a very sensitive topic, because in this case, many European countries may decide that vaccination will actually become mandatory.
Earlier in Germany, several people vaccinated with the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine became infected with COVID-19. It is noted that those infected lived in a nursing home in the German city of Hagen.
Vaccination against coronavirus in Europe began on December 27. At the first stage, each of the European Union countries will be able to vaccinate less than five thousand people from priority population groups.