A nurse prepares a dose of Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine during vaccination at the “Boris Trajkovski” arena in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia on August 27, 2021. Illustrative image | Photo: GEORGI LICOVSKI / Agence EFE

The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated on Friday (27) that it considered that the vaccination certificate should not be a requirement for travel and that such a standard should be established according to the situation of each country. in relation to the pandemic and according to the risk of contamination incurred.

In updating its travel recommendations, the organization pointed out that personal information about the Covid-19 vaccination can be used to reduce the period of quarantine or the need to undergo one or more diagnostic tests upon arrival in a country. .

According to the WHO, the digital vaccination certificate can be used in the same way as a paper document and – only in certain contexts – serves to facilitate international travel, such as the yellow fever vaccination certificate.