European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen thinks an EU vaccine passport for tourists is “a good idea”. The idea will be further investigated by government leaders on Thursday.
It is no coincidence that the idea of a vaccine passport was launched by the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The Greeks see such a certificate proving that you have received a corona vaccine, an important means of getting tourism back on track in Greece and elsewhere.
During a press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa in Lisbon on Friday, European Commission President von der Leyen declared that he was in favor of a vaccine passport at EU level.
She did point out the danger of discrimination against citizens who, for example, did not yet have access to a vaccine. An additional system, in which that group would have to pass a negative corona test when traveling, can offer solace.