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Thailand launches Covid-19 vaccine passport for international travel

Maya Taylor

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The Thai government has confirmed it is adopting a vaccine passport scheme, to provide vaccinated residents with proof of Covid-19 inoculation. The vaccine passport will be an official document which can be used by vaccinated people travelling abroad. Details of the scheme have now been published in the Royal Gazette, making it official.

The Bangkok Post reports that the Royal Gazette has also published the format of the vaccine passport, which has been approved by Opas Karnkawinpong from the Department of Disease Control. The cover contains text in English and Thai, which bears the department’s name and that of the Public Health Ministry. It carries the national emblem of Thailand, the garuda, and the wording, “Covid-19 Certificate of Vaccination”.

The vaccine passport also contains the owner’s name, as well as his or her national identification or passport number, and confirmation that the holder is vaccinated against Covid-19. It’s understood that only vaccines approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration or by the World Health Organisation, will be recognised in the vaccine passport scheme.

In order to be valid, the vaccine passport must be signed by an approved disease control official. The Royal Gazette has published an order from the Department of Disease Control authorising 6 such officials to sign the document.

Each vaccine passport is for individual use only. Parents of children under the age of 7 will be required to sign their document for them, while people who cannot write will be required to provide a fingerprint.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Buy my vaccine

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    1984 is here.

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    Simon Small

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    So it’s a paper “hard copy”, not a digital one.

    According to UK Border Control, they now detect a hundred faked such “Vaccine Passports” already trying to get through UK immigration every day JUST BY SPELLING MISTAKES, without verifying them.

    With only six officials allowed to sign Thai vaccine passports, allowing for ten seconds per signature and a normal working week, it would take those six officials over fifteen years to sign enough for Thailand’s current population.

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    stapoz

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    So we have the vaccine passport in Thailand. Now let’s start vaccination otherwise there will be no people who they can give the passport…

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    toby andrews

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    How much for the signature?

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    Ad

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:56 pm

    Driving licenses and tests for all road users would save more lives x100

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    Silbers

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Toby, even for Thai’s it’s probably expensive.

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    John FLynn

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    This is a monstrous move against civil liberties.
    It is by default a discriminatory mandate to stop unvaccinated people from travelling.
    Who wants to play Russian roulette with an experimental jab? The official number of serious adverse reactions is climbing daily. So much so that the Astra-Zenica vaccine has been halted in most countries.
    People who get the vaccine say “I did my research ..”
    Skeptics like me will say “You ARE the research!”

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    Joe Nyomozo

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Just another scam to make money! The US is resisting such “vaccine passport”!

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    J West

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:37 am

    When and how do I get vaccinated as a foreigner?

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    Ray

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    @Simon Small – Thanks for the math. Allegedly only a limited number of people will manage to obtain a signature. Providing they are invited to a tea visit.

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