Australia to trial vaccine passports for international travel
Australia plans to start a limited vaccine passport pilot scheme soon as it looks to a potential reopening of national borders in the coming months.
Minister for Trade and Tourism Dan Tehan said the government will test a vaccine passport system with several overseas destinations using travel between Australia’s diplomatic missions in certain countries.
It could include travel to from and between Singapore, Japan, South Korea, the UK the US, and Pacific Islands.
“When international border opens we want to make sure we’re ready for people to be able to travel again and it’s incredibly important that we’re doing that preparatory work,” Tehan said.
It would involve a QR code linked to conventional passports to prove vaccination status.
Australia is expected to reach its 80% fully vaccinated target for the adult population by the end of November.
So far about 42% are fully jabbed.
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