Flashing Red Lights: The Global Implications of COVID-19 Vaccination Passports

Kristin Voigt, Evrard Nahimana, Anat Rosenthal

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COVID-19 vaccination passport schemes tied to international travel threaten to widen global inequalities and to undermine global solidarity.
Until COVID-19 vaccinations are a global public good, accessible to all countries, the global health community should caution against restrictions on international travel based on vaccination status.
The interests of citizens of low/middle-income countries must become part of this debate.
Global health professionals should engage in domestic policy conversations about vaccination passports because they have global implications.
Original languageEnglish GB
Article numbere006209
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Global Health
Issue number5
StatePublished - 20 May 2021


  • COVID-19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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