Two more countries accept Vietnam's vaccine passport

By Viet Anh    April 7, 2022 | 04:30 am PT
Two more countries accept Vietnam's vaccine passport
Caption: People complete immigration procedures at Van Don Airport, Quang Ninh Province, September, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Binh Minh
The number of countries accepting Vietnam's vaccine passport has gone up to 19 with the recent addition of Iran and Malaysia, foreign ministry deputy spokeswoman Pham Thu Hang said Thursday.

The 17 countries that had already accepted Vietnam’s vaccine passports were: Australia, Belarus, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Japan, Maldives, New Zealand, Palestine, the Philippines, Saint Lucia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the U.K. and the U.S.

Vietnam accepts vaccination done in 79 countries and territories.

On April 4, the Health Ministry announced that Vietnam would begin issuing vaccine passports starting April 15.

Vietnam's vaccine passport will contain relevant information including name, date of birth, the disease vaccinated against, number of shots and date of vaccination. The data will be encoded into a QR code.

The vaccine passport will be used in conjunction with other personal identification documents. Data that identify people will not be encoded into QR codes for security reasons.

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