Importance of the COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Increases

A vaccine passport is a digital or paper document that shows that an individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19. In the United States and Europe, New York and California have produced official digital credentials to verify their COVID-19 immunization record. After verification, they can convert it into a scannable QR code which can be retrieved on the cellphone.

In the United States, one can show the photo of the vaccine passport on their phone for validation purposes. In places where the vaccination proof needs to be shown, a paper card with the dates of vaccination shots from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is being accepted too. 

Greece, Denmark, Italy, France, New York, San Francisco, and a few Canadian provinces are places where the vaccination proof needs to be displayed for getting entry into areas such as theatres and indoor restaurants. However, enforcement varies from place to place.

Several places are also accepting vaccination proof in the form of a recent negative COVID-19 test result, proof showing that one has recovered from the disease you previously, and a partial vaccination.

Businesses are making vaccination proof mandatory to make employees, and customers feel safe. Even though there are no government mandates, several businesses in various countries have started to ask for vaccination proof.

For any clarifications/feedback on the topic, please contact the writer at bhavana.pn@cleartax.in

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