While every industry, expert, and travel advisor are searching for some way to bring traveling’s heartbeat back, like how doctors try to resuscitate someone very close to death, we here of the vaccine passport.
A vaccine passport lets travelers confirm and approve that they have immunization against a contagious virus or an infection. The document could be handed out on paper or it could be digital. But there’s still a long road ahead.
Anyone looking to leave has to contemplate everything. From available flights to pre-and-post-travel testing requirements both. As the prospect of a rebounding travel industry is increasingly looking more real than the last weeks with vaccines that have begun to roll out everywhere, we need to know how travel is going to look in the future.
Many experts have mentioned and explained the concept of a “vaccine passport.” In a way, it is storing health information that would permit travelers to simply show immunization records when entering countries.
While the vaccination is a hopeful landmark, but it still has a lot of issues and when what is required for traveling differs from country to country, it is to be said that there will be no such a thing as “easy” traveling until at least 2022.
Like not all the restrictions at destinations in terms of eating out or not wearing a mask will disappear immediately. There will still be a patchwork for a long time and this vaccine passport is under a very careful evaluation. Moreover, there will need to be “a very big educational push” from airlines and tourism boards to notify travelers about their options.
The short answer is we don’t know much yet. Possibly this new process, in the long run, will show positive results but not certainly in the instant future.