- To facilitate interstate travel, the authorities are set to come up with a QR-coded vaccination certificate
- Maharashtra’s State Immunization Officer said that every vaccine-beneificiary should preserve this QR code
THoD Newsdesk, India: To facilitate interstate travel, the authorities are set to come up with a QR-coded vaccination certificate, which would further act as a digital pass or facilitating tool for travellers. As per the claims of an officials, travellers can be tested for the novel coronavirus each time they cross a border but they cannot be injected at every such point. So this will help them to travel without any added hassles.
On Monday, Maharashtra’s State Immunization Officer said that every vaccine-beneificiary should preserve this QR code as it will act as a proof that the individual has completed vaccination in India. This code which comes with broad range of applications, will be doled out by the Union Government through the CoWIN system. It will further be linked to the beneficiary’s mobile number and identity proof.
The QR code can also be presented in front of authorities, without revealing much of any sensitive health information. The recipient of this digital pass will only be required to click on the code to show the vaccination certificate to authorities, anytime and anywhere.
A few countries across the world who have already commenced their mass immunization hurl, are mulling over ‘vaccine passports’, that will grant their citizens the luxury to travel internationally, among the pandemic scenario.
According to expositions, various companies and technology groups have begun formulating smartphone apps or systems for individuals to upload details of their RT-PCR tests and vaccinations. This would concoct digital credentials for the beneficiary, that they can use while travelling.