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Resuming global travel? Trust a key factor, says Vivian, Singapore News & Top Stories

Getting travellers’ health and vaccination information recognised across countries is a key step for more travel to resume, in addition to building trust across jurisdictions and with citizens, panellists at an international forum said yesterday.

Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said health certification would not only have to include vaccination and immunity status, but must also be verifiable and interoperable.

“Certainly at the technical level we can spend a lot of time talking about blockchains and open source (software), but the key point here is interoperability and trust between jurisdictions,” he said on the second day of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Technology Governance Summit.

Until that is achieved,…

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