WHO Does Not Back Vaccination Passports ‘for Now’

GENEVA (Reuters) -
The proposed document, allowing bearers entry or exit. (Getty Images)

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not back the requirement of vaccination passports for entry or exit, due to uncertainty over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, as well as equity concerns, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The WHO now expects to review China’s COVID-19 vaccines Sinopharm and Sinovac for possible emergency use listing around the end of April, as more data is required, WHO spokewoman Margaret Harris added at a U.N. news briefing.