Vietnam has reached mutual recognition for Covid-19 vaccination certificates, called “vaccine passports”, with 20 countries so far, said Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet.
Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long asked local administrations to complete the verification of the population data, identification, and electronic authentication for national digital transformation before June 1.
Vietnam is temporarily accepting the vaccination certificates, otherwise known as “vaccine passports”, from 72 countries and territories worldwide recommended to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via representatives.
Vietnam has temporarily recognized vaccination certificates or vaccine passports of 72 countries and territories worldwide that were officially introduced to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to its spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang.
Leaders of the Vietnamese Government have agreed on a set of criteria for the recognition and use of other countries' vaccine passports in Vietnam as proposed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a regular press conference via videoconference on October 7.
At the meeting of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control in Hanoi on March 12, the Ministry of Health said Vietnam was negotiating with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers like Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Gamaleya, looking to gain access to all supplies available to deploy vaccines on a wider scale.