International Journal of Infectious Diseases
March 2021 Volume 104 p1-754
COVID-19 vaccines under the International Health Regulations – We must use the WHO International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
Eskild Petersen, et al
Published online: January 19, 2021
… We propose that persons who have completed a full course of immunisation with an approved SARS-CoV-2 vaccine by an authorised provider should be allowed to travel freely for a specified period of time after completion of the last dose of immunisation…. In conclusion, standardized documentation of vaccination of travellers against SARS-COV -2 should be considered under the IHR. A number of questions will need to be answered in order to enable adoption by IHR. It is recommended when people are immunized against SARS-COV-2, they bring their WHO Yellow Card with them and ask the provider to enter the vaccine name and batch, date, sign and stamp. If a person does not have a WHO Yellow Card, she/he should obtain a proof of vaccination card with this important information. Immunisation certificates issued by national authorities using approved vaccines should be accepted as proof of immunity by airlines and national authorities.