Vaccine passports a shot in the arm for tourism sector

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: As India faces a fresh surge of coronavirus infections, the travel and tourism sector is pinning its hopes on vaccine passports, which will help countries open borders to those who have been vaccinated. Vaccine passport is a digital document showing that people have been vaccinated or tested for the virus.

Such a document will allow cross-borer travelling with vaccine certificates or covid-19 negative test reports from accredited laboratories at airports, and identity chethrough an iris scan. “Vaccine passports will help the travel and tourism industry not only in India but internationally, too. Right now, there is no check at airports that test is actually done, or the…

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