As the UAE announces it is considering the possibility of imposing movement restrictions on residents who have not taken the Covid-19 vaccine despite being eligible to do so; Dr Arindam Banerjee (Associate Professor and Deputy Director – Global MBA & Master of Global Business, SP Jain) shares his thoughts on the idea of a vaccine certificate — like a vaccine passport.
Dr Arindam Banerjee, remarked: “As a responsible UAE citizen, I truly welcome and endorse UAE government’s possible move towards placing restrictions for those who have not been vaccinated. Several developed and developing countries in the world have already initiated similar moves. Greece has been discussing issuance of vaccine passports. In the USA, New York is presumably becoming the first state to offer a COVID-19 vaccination digital pass. Singapore will become one of the first countries to initiate and accept the IATA Mobile Travel Pass for pre-departure passes.”
“With an increasing spread of the virus, vaccination is no more an option but a must-have. UAE, which is considered to be a melting pot of 200+ nationalities can protect the safety and security of its people by mandating vaccination. This will restore the confidence back in people by ensuring safety and will soon bring normalcy in life”, added Dr. Banerjee