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Have your say: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass?

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Have your say: Should Switzerland introduce a Covid-19 immunity pass?
A man signing a consent form while holding the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP). Photo: JENS SCHLUETER / AFP

Support is growing in Switzerland for the introduction of an Israel-style immunity card, which would allow holders to go to bars, visit the gym, attend events and travel. Do you support this idea - and would you get one?

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Since starting its inoculation drive in December, Israel has become one of the world’s leaders in vaccinating for Covid-19. 

With more than a third of the population vaccinated as at mid-February, Israel has now introduced a vaccination passport which entitles holders to return to normal activities. 

From visiting bars, restaurants, events, fitness centres and even travel, the vaccination card allows those who have received both doses of the vaccine to return to some degree of normality. 

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Whether through creating a specific passport based on vaccination or feeding data into the existing Swiss Covid app, support for such a plan is growing in Switzerland. 

'A ticket back to normality': Swiss support for vaccination pass grows

A leaked document obtained by the media on Tuesday showed the government's tentative plan to allow vaccinated people to have certain privileges. 

Leaked: Switzerland’s proposal to allow certain benefits for vaccinated people 

Supporters argue that similar schemes already exist for travel and school attendance, making their extension to an end of coronavirus lockdown sensible. 

While the idea has received prominent support from Swiss politicians and health experts, some critics believe it represents a back door way to compulsory vaccination. 

Others have expressed concern that such an idea should not be introduced unless medical experts are convinced vaccinated people cannot spread the virus. 

Do you support the idea? Would you sign up for a vaccination passport? Have your say below. 

 

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