A sizeable majority (77%( of adults across 28 countries agree that vaccine passports should be required for international travel.
Nearly eight in 10 adults (78%) across 28 countries agree that Covid-19 vaccine passports should be required of travelers to enter their country, according to a new Ipsos survey. Ipsos defined a vaccine passport as a record or health data certificate that would prove whether an individual has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or has recently tested negative for Covid-19, and that could be accessed either through a mobile phone app or as a printed document or card.
While vaccine passports have majority support in all 28 countries surveyed, the size of the majority varied significantly, ranging from 92% in Malaysia and 90% in Peru to 58% in Poland and 52% in Hungary.
In the United States, 71% of adults support vaccine passports for international travel, which is in line with Germany (73%) and France (70%) but represents a smaller majority than in Mexico (86%), Australia (86%), Great Britain (84%), China (83%), Italy (79%) and Spain (77%).
Back in February, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told BBC Radio 4 that it was just a matter of time before vaccine passports took off around the world because the global public will demand a system that gives them confidence to get back to life as we once knew it…