Why are countries like India against Covid-19 vaccine passports?

Source: Quartz India 
Authors: Manavi Kapur
Date: 17 August 2021

India has opposed the idea of vaccine passports at the G7 meeting in June while Indians hope they can resume international travel soon, on the grounds that countries have unequal access to vaccine doses. This inequality may well impact low- and middle-income countries, which have vaccinated far smaller proportions of their populations compared to developed nations. In addition, Sarin KC, health economist and project associate at Health Intervention and Technology Assessment Program (HITAP) told Quartz that Many ethical issues have been raised with the use of passports: there is inequitable access to vaccines by regions, countries, and within a country, and priority groups. Thus, despite a conversation on the idea of a common travel document, Covid-19 vaccine passports may never become truly universal.

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