Inspired by the initiative of Denmark, Sweden has announced the development of digital vaccination certificates. Both countries have high hopes that the certificates will open the door to traveling and rebirth of social life. Despite the fact that Denmark is planning to introduce vaccination passports by the end of February 2021, claiming that the “business community needs to be able to travel”, virologists warn of risks. They believe that the obscure nature of the immunity against COVID-19 shrinks the power of the digital certificates to a fraction.
Unlike the Nordic neighbors, Hungary, which has recently decided to introduce a document certifying vaccination, does not consider this move as a green light for travel, at least yet. To add fuel to the fire, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during an interview that there is a possibility that those who refuse vaccination “may not be able to do certain things”.