Denmark Introduces COVID-19 Passports

Danes must receive jab or submit to testing twice weekly for credentials to remain current

May 28, 2021

Government officials in Denmark are introducing a “coronavirus passport” that may become the standard for “safe” (i.e. mandatory) travel not only in the EU and abroad but in one’s own neighborhood.

In order to brandish an effective passport Danish citizens must either be vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 within the past three days. Only 20% of Denmark’s citizens have chosen to receive the COVID shots.

AP reports:

The Danish government on Friday presented its digital coronavirus passport enabling people to travel abroad or, in Denmark, go to the hairdresser, a tattoo parlor, dine inside a restaurant or wherever else it is needed.

“The corona passport we present today can be used from July 1 when you can travel within the EU,” said Finance Minister Nicolai Vammen.

During a press conference outside the Copenhagen airport, Health Minister Magnus Heunicke held up his phone to show the app, which only features a QR code and a green bar if the person has been vaccinated twice or recently tested negative for COVID-19.

DW reported on the Danes’ new passport scheme last week.

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