Covid-19 travel passes have become an international sticking point, as countries and citizens continue to face travel restrictions unless they provide proof of vaccination or a negative test.
Businesses in many parts of the world, including North America and the European Union, have begun to introduce Covid-19 passes, blocking citizens and travellers from entering unless they can show proof of vaccination.
As countries like South Africa lag on their vaccine roll-out, and while the vaccine is not freely available to everyone, it will be hard to introduce such measures in the country.
Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has said that his department is working with businesses to ensure that South Africa successfully reopens for international travel.
In the meantime, transport minister Fikile Mbalula said that South Africa must ensure that it joins the growing number of countries that accepts the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) mobile travel pass. The travel pass is a mobile app that helps travellers store and manage their verified certifications for Covid-19 tests or vaccines.