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China and Singapore to launch 'health passports'

02.04.2021 35 просмотров

The foreign ministers of Singapore and China discussed the introduction of mutual health certificates.

The issues of mutual recognition of health certificates containing information about vaccination, tests for coronavirus, have become one of themes  -singapura-i-kitaya-vstretsya-v-provintsii-futszyan/">negotiations between the Foreign Ministers of Singapore and  PRC Vivian Balakrishna and Wang I. the results of consultations in the Chinese city of Xiamen (Fujian Province).

"Minister Balakrishnan welcomed China's proposal for mutual recognition of certificates for the resumption of travel between countries, " the message said. As the head of the department explained, “it’s not only about the availability of vaccines, but also about various tests carried out, including PCR, serological and others.”

According to him, "verifiable, authorized sources of information must be identified for these purposes." “We should be able to share relevant information to make it easier for people in our countries to travel,” said Balakrishnan.

China in June last year became the first country with which Singapore established a "green corridor" for business travel, and lifted restrictions on the entry of Chinese tourists in November , freeing them from mandatory quarantine. The National Vaccination Program started in Singapore at the end of last year, and about 10% of residents have received vaccinations so far. The authorities expect that by September this figure will reach 80%, which will allow developing herd immunity.

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