The Prime Minister has hinted at the idea of domestic vaccine passports, as Australia continues the vaccine rollout.
It would allow people who’ve been fully vaccinated to travel without the risk of quarantine, even if they’ve been in an area with a Covid-19 outbreak.
Scott Morrison says the system is already being used in other countries.
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“The United States is an example, but all countries are finding their way here, and we’ll learn from experience overseas where we think it’s valuable,” the Prime Minister said in Canberra last night.
“But we’ll always test that against Australian conditions and our own medical advice.”
States and territories are already being urged to support the introduction of the passport if it’s ever introduced. It’s understood all would have to agree to it for the passports to become operational.
Labor has already come out and said it’s a pointless plan at the moment, given the slow vaccine rollout and ‘inadequate’ quarantine programs.