Should you need a vaccine passport?

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Should you need a vaccine passport to travel to another country?

Should you need a vaccine passport to enter public places like a gym, restaurant or sporting event?

A vaccine passport shows that you have had your covid-19 vaccination.

When you answer these questions, keep in mind that children wouldn't need the passport if they live in countries where the vaccine isn't being offered to them.

What do you think?

Write your answers in the comments section below.

Comments (35)

  • British Council.jpg secure_cymbals | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    The Corona virus has made influential changes in our daily lives, and affected our relationships with those around us, so how can we live a normal life?
    1) Personal hygiene.​
    2) Providing closed buildings and public places with internal sterilization systems that are distributed in the place periodically.
    3) Improve body strength through exercise and eating healthy meals.

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  • British Council.jpg convivial_vegetable | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    Many countries resort to activating the so-called health "Covid passport" as a way to open up and allow people to travel.


    This type of health passport can be viewed via an application installed on your mobile phone or in some cases, paper versions are available.


    Some countries have already installed their own versions of the Covid passport, which allows their citizens to participate in activities on a large scale, but with some countries lax on vaccinations, some may worry about being left behind.


    Below we review the steps of some countries in offering passports for vaccinations and what they include

    Despite this, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to "make full vaccination a requirement for entry to nightclubs and other places where large crowds gather" by the end of next September.


    Under these new procedures, the citizen will have to show evidence that he has received the vaccine, through the “Covid Pass” application of the British National Health Authority.


    The app, or equivalent apps in other parts of the UK, will also allow fully vaccinated adults to avoid being quarantined upon return from most of the red list countries.
    But even if they have a Covid passport, they will have to self-isolate when they arrive in Britain from France.

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    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      convivial_vegetable's comment 20 Sep 2021

      Can you give your opinion here too, convivial_vegetable?

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  • Cheam Common logo spectacular_peak | Cheam Common Junior Academy | United Kingdom
    20 Sep 2021

    I think yes as it is very important for ages over 18 to get a vaccination and if no one beleives you got a vaccine you can show them a passport to prove you have

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  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Sep 2021

    There are many people who suffer from immunodeficiency as a result of age, pregnant women, children and multiple diseases, and these must be taken into account, as their injury means a long and difficult treatment period and may lead to death. Therefore, vaccination protects us and protects these vulnerable people from danger. Moving from one place to another may speed up The spread of diseases and as a matter of collective responsibility, it is necessary to bring a passport for vaccination

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  • British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Sep 2021

    With regard to vaccination, those over the age of 18 should be vaccinated because it preserves their health and protects them from infection with Covid 19 or from serious illness or death due to Covid 19
    Preventing the spread of COVID-19 to others
    The number of immunized community members increases against COVID-19 - which slows the spread of the disease and contributes to herd immunity
    Preventing the virus that causes COVID-19 from spreading and replication, the two processes that allow it to form a mutation that may be better able to resist vaccines. Children Although it is rare for children to develop serious side effects from “Covid-19”, children 12 years of age or older require hospital care after contracting the virus, and this is especially true for children and adolescents with underlying health conditions such as Weak immune system, obesity or chronic lung disease.Getting vaccinated may also give parents, teens and children alike peace of mind to get back to activities and participate in sports, which can greatly benefit mental health.

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    1. Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg great_ladder | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
      majestic_moon's comment 17 Nov 2021

      i agree with this comment because it well help people go to gyms and traveling to different countries.

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  • British Council.jpg believable_temperature | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Sep 2021

    We must take a vaccination because the virus is rapidly spreading in foreign countries, and the number becomes billions, and the number of deaths is largeWe must take a vaccination and be exposed to the sun daily because the sun sterilizes and we must take safety measures and wear a maskTo wear a mask permanently and change it on a daily basis, and sterilize it daily, not to get close to your classmate, not to touch his personal items, and not to breathe in the face of othersAnd when we do a party, gatherings or sports projects, we must follow a meter over our friends, the mask must be worn constantly, and not shake hands with others, and we must sanitize our hands constantly, and we must wash our hands with soap and water...

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  • British Council.jpg playful_dragonfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    I think that the passport is only with the vaccine, because receiving the vaccine is an important step that helps to maintain your safety and the safety of others. But there is no vaccine for corona that provides 100 percent protection so it is important to make informed decisions about the risks of different activities for you. In many cases, it is still recommended to continue to take precautions, such as physical distancing, wearing a mask near others, frequent hand washing and self-check Any symptoms of corona before going out. Only and so, it is preferable, because if you do a corona test and a negative result comes out, and the air host presents it, this indicates that you must travel and so because the vaccine is to reduce the symptoms of corona and this does not indicate that you will not, but rather be infected, but the pain is only mild

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg distinguished_location | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    22 Sep 2021

    I think that vaccine passports are a really great idea because it makes everything just that little bit safer for everybody, making things more enjoyable and relaxing. I think they will play a vital role to getting back to normality again after the devastation of coronavirus.

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  • British Council.jpg exuberant_snow | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Sep 2021

    Covid 19 has changed many things in our lives and prevented us from practicing our normal lives such as (walking - going to parties - traveling).
    1 Preserve oneself
    2 Opening shops on different days of the week and placing a limited number of visitors
    3 Assigning some members of the police to organize the number of shops, the number of visitors and how many people are inside
    4 A lot of activities that talk about preserving from Covid 19

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    23 Sep 2021

    I believe that you wouldn't require a vaccine passport if you have exceptional health. You don't have the virus or you are not ill.

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      dazzling_chocolate's comment 24 Sep 2021

      That's an interesting point, dazzling_chocolate. Even people with "exceptional health" can still catch and spread the virus. Does this make you change your mind about anything?

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      1. Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dazzling_chocolate | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 04 Oct 2021

        No, because if you are healthy your immune system would simply tackle the virus.

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        1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          dazzling_chocolate's comment 05 Oct 2021

          Not in every case, dazzling_chocolate,c covid-19 affects different people in different ways, even if they are young and have no underlying health conditions.

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        2. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
          dazzling_chocolate's comment 05 Oct 2021

          Not in every case, dazzling_chocolate,c covid-19 affects different people in different ways, even if they are young and have no underlying health conditions.

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    2. British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      dazzling_chocolate's comment 02 Oct 2021

      I do not agree with your opinion..there are many exceptional cases, but they unintentionally contributed to spreading the virus, it is possible with or without their knowledge..Therefore, caution must be exercised and everyone must be treated as if they are infected, as they must be avoided.
      Do not forget, do not forget, that the beginning of the virus had appeared on normal conditions

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  • British Council.jpg faithful_huckleberry | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    24 Sep 2021

    My opinion is that of course it is necessary to take the vaccine because Covid 19 is spreading quickly, and for countries that cannot take the vaccine, we can help them by exporting the vaccine and making the vaccine for free. Not all people have enough money to vaccinate them until this nightmare (Corona) ends, inshaallah

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg productive_lobster | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    24 Sep 2021

    I think you would definitely need a vaccine passport to go to a different country because you are using PUBLIC transport to go to a different but for places like gyms and restaurants you don't need one because coronavirus is improving day after day and more people have had the Astra Zeneca or Oxford vaccine

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  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg productive_lobster | Boutcher C of E Primary School B | United Kingdom
    24 Sep 2021

    also for different I meant different place

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  • British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Oct 2021

    In my opinion, we can adopt the passport for the vaccine only in cases of travel..because it is a transaction between countries
    As for other places, the passport should not adopt the vaccine, but rather a weapon should be adopted to combat the virus, which is more abundant in the world, and a weapon that is present and available to all the world’s population, so children can take it and obtain it. It is (care, awareness and caution). Young and young, it just needs conscious, careful, careful minds
    In my opinion, we should not stop searching for solutions, and we should continue to resist, not despair, and try and rise when any failure occurs.

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  • British Council.jpg bright_conversation | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    02 Oct 2021

    A vaccine passport is proof that the bearer has been immunised against Covid and can travel without the need to quarantine.it is such a proof of vaccination can be the ticket back to normalcy. It could reward people for getting vaccinated by allowing them into a crowded concert or ballgame, and offer them peace of mind that the person next to them has been immunized, too . thus helping to make crowded places safer.Like it or not, people who want to travel abroad may soon be required to have a vaccine passport to enter certain countries, or it may help them avoid quarantine once they arrive.

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  • Ormiston-Bushfield-logo-250x250.jpg talkative_squid | Ormiston Bushfield Academy B | United Kingdom
    05 Oct 2021

    Personally I think vaccine passports would be a new idea open to our community BUT.. I also believe taking away someone's right to move across country isn't fair and can be classed as discrimination. Everyone is being offered the vaccine however not everybody may want it due to their beliefs, they don't it will work or even for possible health complications. So if they (the government) are saying it is a choice of having it or not, to then hold persons beliefs against them and restrict their independence and liberty surely that isn't right? If you are allowing communities to have a say then I think it is fair that you accept that, not control or limit their lives.

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  • Cheam Park logo entertaining_journalist | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom
    06 Oct 2021

    I think vaccine passports are important and we do need them because it is safer and everyone has less of a chance of catching Covid-19.

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  • British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    12 Oct 2021

    Actually it is a very tough question. to me vaccine passport is not that much necessary because there is huge risks of it and the available COVID-19 vaccines are most effective at preventing serious illness, but that doesn’t rule out the possibility that vaccinated travelers could still spread the virus. Ashish Jha, dean of the public health school at Brown University says ,'I think we have enough evidence right now to say that these vaccines cut transmission, that vaccinated people are much less likely to transmit the disease" lastly would it be enough fair ? an the answer is NO because A few faultfinders say travel certificates would basically advantage individuals in wealthier nations and moderately well-off individuals inside each nation – those who are generally likely to be inoculated rapidly and most likely to have smartphones.
    for the 2nd question i am also going to say no and that is because consumers will be nervous about sharing their experience and we all know that how much conspiracy had created on this issue and their might create a differentiate between people.

    lastly i want to say that i am not against vaccination but going to gym or public places can be done maintaining health issues and distance .in case of travelling other country there are many barriers like political issue so it could be grateful if we stop travelling and do the meetings in online .

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    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      free_river's comment 12 Oct 2021

      This is a great comment, but please make sure all work is written in your own words. If you include a quote from a different website, please include a link to where you found it!

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      1. British Council.jpg free_river | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 12 Oct 2021

        Thanks for telling about my faults ( https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2021/03/22/vaccine-passport-who-covid-travel-will-you-need-one/4762495001/ ) here is the link

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg serious_avocado | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    13 Oct 2021

    i think that you should not because you have to play 85$for a normal passport but for a vaxen passport would make them more expensive like 100$ or more

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  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    15 Oct 2021

    I think that it is a great idea as if you have the vaccine you have a high amount of protection so if you are protected you should be allowed to have the freedoms that you have before but they were shut down because of covid so if you are protected from the virus it would be like not having covid around so you so you can get back to normality.

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  • British Council.jpg methodical_ant | Faujdarhat Cadet College | Bangladesh
    19 Oct 2021

    It is unethical to force anyone to take any medicine without their consent. Vaccine passports are inhumane. We still don't know the long term side effects of the vaccine. Those who want to take the vaccine are free to take it, just like those who don't want to. If one person is vaccinated, he should not worry if others around him are vaccinated or not, as the vaccine is supposed to protect him from covid 19

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  • British Council.jpg eloquent_lute | Mymensingh Girls Cadet College | Bangladesh
    21 Oct 2021

    I think its our prior responsibility to make our countries free from any type of harmful effects that may be corona virus or any other calamities.Till now many countries have declared about vaccine passports which is realy a very great initiative.There is no alternative of having vaccinated in present time.

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  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg serious_avocado | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    24 Nov 2021

    i think that people need to have a vaccine paspor because .it will help people fell safe that they do not have to were masks ,social distanceor or isolate or get back off the plane back to houes or hotell

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  • Cheam Park logo respectful_butterfly | Cheam Park Farm Primary | United Kingdom
    26 Nov 2021

    I think that we should have vaccine passports because if some one had covid and went to another country than they might pass it onto someone else and then more people will get infected and they might die!

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  • British Council.jpg fiery_moon | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Jan 2022

    I think I will need it a lot because currently, in the current situation, the Corona virus has started to spread and many strains appear. When I travel, they will ask me about the vaccination card because it is important and relieves the symptoms of Corona, so we have to take it because many volunteers and employees are an example, they cannot enter their workplace because this is a new law.

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