Ukraine to Launch Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Passports in July


The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine scheduled the launch of digital COVID-19 vaccine certificates for early July. The document is expected to be valid throughout Europe.

“The EU is, in fact, in the final stages of approving such passports. They will be a condition for travelling across Europe. Ukraine acts in sync with Europe, so the launch of our digital certificates is scheduled for early July. We will make it in time, and these certificates will be valid in Europe,” Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal announced at the Cabinet’s meeting on Wednesday, 26 May.

In addition, it became known that the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, purchased at public expense, arrived in Ukraine.

In total, more than 167,000 doses of this vaccine will be delivered by the end of this week.

The vaccine from this batch will be given to:

– Educators.

– People from campaign’s first and second stage, in particular, health workers who have not been vaccinated before.

– Members of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, officers of state security bodies.

– Representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Ukraine.

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine had contracted a total of 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, enough to vaccinate 10 million people. In addition, the state receives this vaccine under the international COVAX Facility.

Bohdan Marusyak

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