To date, more than 31 million Vietnamese people have had vaccine passports. Vaccine passports will be displayed on the Electronic Health Book, PC-COVID app. Vietnam’s vaccine passport can be used in 81 countries/territories.
As of June 3, after more than 1.5 months of signing and certifying vaccine passports, more than 31 million people in our country have vaccine passports.
Vaccine passport is an electronic COVID-19 vaccination certificate signed by vaccination facilities and the Ministry of Health based on people’s COVID-19 vaccination information.
Vietnam’s vaccine passport uses the standards issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Union (EU).
The QR code of the vaccine passport is valid for 12 months from the date the Ministry of Health signs the confirmation number. When the code expires, people will be notified and automatically generate a new QR code to use.
Vaccine passports will be displayed on the electronic Health Book app, PC-COVID or on the search page the Ministry of Health is currently building and will announce in the near future.
Currently, Vietnam’s vaccine passport has been connected to the EU system. Thereby, the COVID-19 software of EU countries can authenticate Vietnam’s vaccine passport (example: Switzerland’s CovidCheck App, Germany’s Corona-Warn App, …).
In addition, Vietnam has also agreed to accept the EU’s digital certificate on COVID-19 issued to EU citizens. Accordingly, the digital certificate corresponding to the secret key used to digitally sign the vaccine passports of the countries participating in the EU DGC will be entered into Vietnam’s system through the connection with the EU gateway.
Citizens and authorities can use the NEAC QR offline application built by the Ministry of Information and Communications to check all vaccine passports of the EU and countries that have joined the system.
Previously, on May 11, the European Commission (EC) also issued a decision to recognize Vietnam’s electronic vaccine passports. Accordingly, Vietnam’s vaccine passport will be recognized by 27 EU countries; At the same time, the QR code of this vaccine passport can also be authenticated in the 39 countries and territories that participate in the EU vaccine passport system.
Thus, Vietnam’s vaccine passport can be used in 81 countries/territories. This is the result of efforts to coordinate exchange, as well as negotiate the recognition of vaccine passports with partners of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Information and Communications.