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2021.02.26 09:46

Lithuania calls for European vaccine passports covering everyone with immunity

Ignas Jačauskas, BNS2021.02.26 09:46

Lithuania backs the idea of a European vaccine certificate, President Gitanas Nausėda says, and it should also cover people who have not been vaccinated, but have immunity against Covid-19.

“I plan to take an active part in the discussion on a European vaccine certificate. We agree on this issue in Lithuania that we support the vaccine certificate idea,” Nausėda said.

It “would be optimal” if such a document was equally accepted across the EU.

European countries consider introducing vaccine passports or immunity documents for vaccinated people and those who had the infection. The document would allow their holders to travel, attend events, and do some other things more easily.

Representative of the expert council advising the president's office say such a document should cover both vaccinated people and everyone else with Covid-19 immunity.

Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė says the government has no plans yet to introduce such documents in Lithuania amid the ongoing discussion in Europe, since there are still too few vaccinated people in the country.