The Finnish Parliament today approved the creation of a “crown passport”, although its current implementation remains uncertain, due to the improving health situation in the Nordic country.
The project is scheduled to launch in early October, with the Finnish executive hoping to lift restrictions against COVID-19 by mid-October, when it hopes to have vaccinated 80 per cent of the population over the age of 12.
To date, only 66.6 percent of the population has been vaccinated.
“The principle (…) is that there will be no need for a health passport”, announced the Minister of Health, Krista Kiuru, during a press conference.
“However, the immunization certificate may be required in certain areas, in the event of significant outbreaks, with other restrictions,” she said.
Kiuru argued that “the Finnish health passport is not a restriction, but a release from restrictions.”
Finland is one of the countries with the lowest COVID-19 figures in Europe, with 1,000 deaths and 137,000 cases per nearly 5.5 million inhabitants.
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