In accordance with The star, Singapore may become the first foreign country to recognize MySejahtera as Malaysia’s “vaccination passport”.
MySejahtera is a contact tracking application developed by the Malaysian government that tracks the vaccination status of premises.
It is also the official channel that supports the Malaysian government’s COVID-19 National Immunization Program which offers vaccine registration, appointment and issuance of COVID-19 digital immunization certificates.
Malaysia’s national coordinating minister for Malaysia’s national vaccination program COVID-19, Khairy Jamaluddin, said the country’s talks with Singapore on vaccination passport recognition are “almost over”.
This means that fully vaccinated Malaysians can soon use the application as confirmation of their vaccination status, which will allow them to enter Singapore.
However, both countries have not set a date for implementing the plan.
“Once you have the yellow profile on MySejahtera, you are completely vaccinated. We will use the QR code once the Covid-19 Emergency Management Technical Committee recommends allowing certain freedoms (such as international travel) that are currently not possible, ”Khairy told The Star.
According to Khairy, Malaysia is on track to achieve the goal of vaccinating 80% of its population.
In the meantime, more than half the population in Singapore have received at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccines, Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said on Saturday (June 19th).
In Singapore, citizens can track their vaccination status and register for sites using the TraceTogether app.
Essays on digital health passports
Several organizations in Singapore have been testing the use of digital health passports to allow travel in a postcovid world.
For example, Taiwanese airline EVA Air announced in March that it would partner with Singapore-based technology company Affinids use your digital credential verification solution to verify the results of passenger polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
The service will be used for EVA flights from Singapore to Taipei and the airline plans to extend this service to flights from Malaysia and Indonesia to Taipei.
In January, Singapore Airlines (SIA) also initiated a lawsuit with Affinidi. According to the trial, passengers on SIA flights from Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur will receive a digital certificate or paper health certificates with a QR code if they perform COVID-19 tests at certain clinics.
Singapore currently requires travelers to submit QR codes for PCR testing results from medical institutions.
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