Ursula Von Der Leyen Says ‘Vaccination Passports’ Are The Only Solution For The Future Of Tourism

Ursula Von Der Leyen Says 'Vaccination Passports' Are The Only Solution For The Future Tourism. image: twitter

URSULA VON DER LEYEN Says ‘Vaccination Passports’ Are The Only Solution For The Future Of Tourism after the pandemic

Ursula Von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, this afternoon (Saturday 16), during the summit of the Council of the European Union in Lisbon, said she believes the only solution in the fire as regards tourism, is the introduction of a ‘vaccination passport’ in the form of a certificate to prove you have been vaccinated.

She stated, “Vaccination is a medical necessity. The certificate would have to be recognised by the World Health Organisation. Then we would need to establish what we can do with the certificate, and what freedoms we allow. It will have to be discussed”, adding, “It must be a medical obligation that there is a certificate for those who been vaccinated”.

Portugal has taken over the rotating role of the Presidency of the European Council, which changes every six months, and Prime Minister Antonio Costa said Portugal’s motto for the next six-month presidency term is “It’s time to act: a fair, green, digital recovery”.

Mr Costa, during the press conference at the end of the summit, said, “We are centering our presidency on economic recovery, but the European bazooka has to blast off, the financial support has to take place. Each national parliament must approve its plans for recovery with urgency and present them”.

There was also discussion about the new variant strains of the virus that have been discovered, with Ms Von der Leyen saying, “It’s important to realise that we aren’t yet out of this crisis, as we can see with the cases in Portugal. We have to react rapidly with these new variants. The vaccination programme is the light at the end of the tunnel, and we have to focus on it”.

Mr Costa voiced his concern that “People need to feel safe to come on holiday or work and live in Portugal this summer”.


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    • John Jordan

      17 January 2021 • 09:12

      A vaccination passport certificate would be a sensible & practical way forward by airlines to give back confidence to travelling passengers & help tge much needed international tourism to recover. To have a mixed plane with people who have been vaccinated & people who have NOT is no help to anyone.

    • Herbert Lichtenwald

      17 January 2021 • 09:52

      These political criminals – not even elected by the people, in an institution that is not wanted by the people – determine our lives and lead us into a Chinese system of absolute control

      People wake up and fight back

    • Gill Bates

      17 January 2021 • 18:16

      And any time they want to, they can fabricate a new strain and force another round of global vaccinations. This is being pushed by those with a financial interest in vaccination, who also happen to fund the WHO. And all governments have signed up for the WHO. It matters not whether an electorate want this, because there is not a hint of democracy about any of this.

    • Rambo

      15 September 2021 • 13:09

      only idiots declares natural immunity not enough, and these idiots must also put in all other vaccines as necessary


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