In December 2020, the world finally got the first covid-19 vaccine. And now as the vaccine is being made available in several parts of the world, countries too are taking various measures to make travel safe again. In a bid to ensure the safety of its citizens, Denmark is all set to become one of the first countries in the world to create a corona passport. This passport will, therefore, allow vaccinated citizens to travel abroad. Here’s everything you must know about it.
Denmark Is Also Planning To Launch Digital Corona Passports For Business Travel
People who have taken a vaccine against the covid-19 virus will now have access to download a certificate from a government website, which will prove that they have been inoculated. Besides this, authorities also plan to introduce digital corona passports within three months, which will be designed for business travel.
On this, Danish Finance Minister Morten Boedskov said,
“It is absolutely crucial for us to be able to restart the Danish society so that companies can get back on track. Many Danish companies are global companies with the whole world as a market. It will be the extra passport that you will be able to have on your mobile phone that documents that you have been vaccinated. We can be among the first in the world to have it and can show it to the rest of the world.”
Denmark Has Lesser Cases Than Rest Of Europe
In terms of covid-19 cases, Denmark has lesser cases than the rest of Europe. However, the country reported a sharp rise in people infected with the UK strain of the virus. A total of 1,116 infections of the variant first identified in England have been registered since mid-November, the State Serum Institute said. However, the general infection rate is on the decline in Denmark.
The Danish government said it would decide at a later date whether the digital passport should be used for purposes other than travel.