Now that the ‘EU Covid-19 certificate’ for free travel is taking shape, people across the bloc are looking into whether such a pass could also be used for more possibilities within individual countries.
In Denmark, which is already using the certificate, showing your “corona pass” gives you access to restaurants, cinemas and any other place that’s otherwise still closed for the rest of society.
A similar system in Belgium, however, is not looking likely (yet), as experts say it isn’t a good idea to split society into the vaccinated and the non-vaccinated.
“I am not in favour of such a system until the whole population has had the opportunity to be vaccinated, or to change their decision (if it was negative first),” said virologist Marc Van Ranst.
“We have to do this in solidarity. As long as everyone has not received a vaccine, it will not be accepted by the population to make distinctions.”
Experts are still looking into the possibility of relaxing some measures for vaccinated people, but it doesn’t seem like getting your jab will likely get you into a Belgian restaurant sooner than anyone else.
So, what do you think? Would you want a ‘Covid-19 pass’ if it means you can properly go out for dinner sooner? Or would you rather wait until everyone has at least had the chance?
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