Coronavirus vaccine passports: What you need to know

Bahrain has launched a digital Covid-19 vaccine passport, one of the first countries to do so, the Gulf state’s media office said on Wednesday.
Governments and developers around the world are exploring how certificates and passports could help to reopen economies by identifying those protected against Covid-19.
Denmark has said it would launch an initial version of a coronavirus vaccination passport by the end of February.
Sweden also plans 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.
Proponents say identifying people who are immune to the novel coronavirus or at lower risk of spreading it could help open up travel and other services. But, critics have raised concerns over privacy, health and discrimination.
As more technology firms develop digital certificates that can be accessed on smartphones by employers, airlines and others, here is all you need to know about health passports.
What are health passports? 
The term health passport, or health pass, generally refers to documents – in paper or digital format – that certify a person is unlikely to either catch or spread a disease.
With the novel coronavirus, the proposed certificates would attest one of three things: that the holder has been vaccinated, has tested negative for the virus or has recovered from it.
Their use could allow governments to lift some pandemic-induced restrictions, allowing people…. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/y8eu3wn6
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