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International vaccination certificate challenging for coordination - Russia’s Deputy PM

Approval of a single document is complicated because of specific features characteristic of each country, the Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said

MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. Introduction of a single international certificate of coronavirus vaccination for trips to other countries is unlikely because it is difficult to agree upon parameters of such document, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova says in an interview at the Rossiya-24 TV Channel.

"I believe it is impossible to coordinate it by definition; it is no coincidence that the World Health Organization has only one international certificate," the official says. "This is exactly so because it is very challenging for adoption," Golikova noted, responding to the question concerning introduction of a common international certificate of vaccination against the coronavirus infection.

Approval of a single document is complicated because of specific features characteristic of each country, the Deputy Prime Minister says. "The World Health Organization should be relied on [in this matter]. It works out international rules in this regard. We are its members and have the right to express our opinion and deliberate agreed decisions," Golikova added.