The WHO commented on the requirement for COVID-passports for tourists
The requirement of vaccination passports as a condition for travel is "discriminatory," said Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, director of the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to him, "vaccine inequality" leads to various negative consequences, to social and economic destabilization. It also increases the chances of the emergence of new strains of the coronavirus virus, the head of the WHO believes.
"We do not want vaccination passports to be used as a condition for travel, because of the lack of equal distribution of vaccines. This would be a means of discrimination and would hardly be, " Gebreyesus said at a briefing on the availability of vaccines.
He admitted that when the vaccines become available to the whole world, a vaccination passport can be introduced. According to him, WHO is already working with states to agree on a generally recognized version of the document.
Earlier, the head of the WHO called unequal access to vaccines "a stain on the collective conscience". According to him, more than 5.5 billion doses of vaccines have already been introduced in the world, "however, almost 80% of them" are accounted for by states with incomes above average.
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