The Kingdom of Bahrain announced on Wednesday (February 17) that it has launched its own digital ‘vaccine passport’ for citizens.
The move aims to help the Gulf country determine whether using digital ‘vaccine passports’ would work well for them. This also puts the kingdom among one of the first countries to do so. Governments and developers around the world are exploring how certificates and passports could help to reopen economies by identifying those protected against COVID-19.
App to Monitor COVID-19 Vaccination Status Launched in Bahrain
Each citizen who gets jabbed with two doses of the vaccine, 21 days apart, will get their official vaccination certificate after two weeks which can be viewed through Bahrain’s “BeAware” app, The Independent reported.
The app is equipped with a unique QR code per person that is connected to Bahrain’s vaccine registry.
Besides the certificate, the app also shows the user’s personal details, as well as the brand of vaccine received.
Bahrain offers four vaccines free to its citizens, including Russia’s Sputnik V, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Sinopharm.
Earlier, Denmark also expressed its intent to launch the country’s own digital ‘vaccine passport’ to check if the traveler has been inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine, with the hopes of opening up tourism in their country.
Sweden also aims to launch a vaccine passport by summer, assuming there is an international standard in place for the document by then, the government said two weeks ago.
Meanwhile, countries such as Romania, Seychelles, and Estonia said that they will accept individuals who can prove that they have been injected with the COVID-19 jab.
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