COVID-19: WHO WARNS TRAVELERS SHOULD NOT BE ASKED TO PROVE THEY ARE VACCINATED

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned today that airports and other points of entry into a country should not ask travelers to prove they are vaccinated against covid-19.

In the epidemiological report that it publishes weekly on the pandemic, the WHO insists that vaccines against the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot be a requirement for travel, since their effects on the reduction of infections are not yet known, in the duration of the immunity they provide, or protect themselves against mild forms of covid-19.

The WHO also stressed that the use of “immunity certificates” for international travelers (both for those who have been vaccinated and for those who have antibodies after overcoming the disease) is not recommended “nor is it currently supported by scientific evidence”.

In the report, the WHO reiterates that people over 60, or with chronic diseases, or belonging to other risk groups, should avoid traveling to countries with a high risk of transmission of covid-19.

From Jornal Madeira

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