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A Vaccine Passport To Be Developed By The Health Ministry Could Afford Danes More Freedom

Katherine Notman Katherine Notman - Junior Writer

A Vaccine Passport To Be Developed By The Health Ministry Could Afford Danes More Freedom

This could be great news for city-dwelling Copenhageners.

The Danish Health Ministry has announced that they will be creating a kind of vaccine passport. This vaccine passport will provide proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19 but it’s unclear for what purpose it will be used. Jyllands Posten reports that this vaccine passport will take the form of a document.

A vaccination passport could change the way that we socialise. For example, it could be used to reassure venues like theatres or restaurants that a person is vaccinated and so likely to have antibodies against the virus. Moreover, it could also change the way that we interact with family and friends. At the moment, it is difficult to meet new people in a conventional way. For example, meeting new people through mutual friends is a rare occurrence nowadays but perhaps a vaccine passport could give people the confidence to interact in a pre-pandemic style once again.

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The Australian airline, Qantas, has already announced that when the vaccine becomes available to everyone, it will require proof of vaccination from every passenger. However, some Danes are not in favour of having the vaccine, and this is also the case in lots of European countries. Consequently, this news will not be a cause for optimism for every Dane.

Read more: Copenhagen Ranked One Of The Best Places To Visit By National Geographic