May 3. According to a new Ipsos survey, 71 percent of United States citizens believe that all international tourists arriving in the country should be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Another 61 percent of Americans said the vaccine passports would be effective in making travel and large events safe, which is a drop from the 73 percent worldwide average.
In Canada, 78 percent of respondents believe in requiring the vaccine passports and 72 percent said they would help keep tourists and locals safe from another potential coronavirus surge.
“Canadians need to be able to have the right kind of certification for international travel because, as we know, Canadians will want to travel internationally, and they will want to make sure they have the right credentials to do that from a vaccination perspective,” Canadian Health Minister Patty Hajdu told CBC Radio.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed there would be no federal vaccinations database, nor would Americans be forced to obtain a single vaccination credential.
The European Union recently announced it would welcome American tourists this summer who’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and revealed officials were working on a coronavirus certification program—vaccine passports—to help restart international tourism.
Source: Travel Pulse