COVID-19 Credentials for Travel – Utility, Feasibility, Security, & Ethics

August 3, 2021

August 5, 2021

11:00 AM To 1:00 PM

Online: EDT (USA)


Event Description

This workshop will explore the utility, feasibility, security, and ethics of verifiable COVID-19 credentials for international travel.

*TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM: Please click the event links ( 8/3, 8/4, and 8/5 ) to tune in, as well as find the event agenda and briefing materials! Presenter slides and session recordings will be uploaded after the workshop.

This workshop will explore issues that need to be addressed in order to have effective, feasible and secure ways to document and provide health information before travel, and to ensure the request is ethical and does not exacerbate inequities. Participants will contribute perspectives from domestic and international governments, multilateral health and business organizations, academia, and private and nonprofit sectors. The workshop will focus on the following issues:

  • Standardization of the differing requirements for acceptable vaccines between countries
  • Acceptance of other correlates of immunity such as positive antibody test or use of testing for active infection
  • Ethical, legal, and practical considerations in mitigating negative effects of global inequalities that requiring vaccines as a condition of entry for travel will exacerbate
  • Validity of credentials, security, and privacy of health information, and the need for universal interoperability
  • National and global governance of verifiable COVID-19 credentials
  • Impact on diplomacy, international businesses, and tourism

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