Vice-spokeswoman for the European Commission Dana Spinant informed at a press conference on Friday about the ongoing discussions on the introduction of the so-called vaccination passports, which would facilitate travel and access to certain services.
“There is much debate at many levels about the proof of vaccination for people who are vaccinated in different countries. And also on what this vaccination proof is supposed to give in terms of access to travel or certain services , said Spinant.
She recalled that the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is definitely in favor of introducing such a document.
“The discussion about vaccination passports must take place at the highest EU level. It is not a medical discussion, but a political one, ”Spinant reserved. However, she was unable to answer the question of whether the issue would be raised at the next video-conference of EU heads of state and government on Thursday, January 21.
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On the other hand, the British daily The Guardian announces a heated discussion on this subject at the meeting of the European Council. The newspaper points out that the biggest supporter of Covid-passports is Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis.
He wrote a letter to Von der Leyen on this matter. Other countries are more reserved and would prefer to avoid dividing citizens on the grounds of vaccination.
Artur Ciechanowicz from Brussels.