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Andalucía to bring in a mandatory 'Covid card' to travel or attend events

The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 will start on 27 December.
The vaccination campaign against Covid-19 will start on 27 December. / REUTERS
  • The regional government plans to issue a card for people who have been vaccinated against the virus from 27 December

The Junta de Andalucía plans to issue a 'passport' for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 from next 27 December with the aim of requiring it in certain events to avoid contagions in the future.

This was announced on Friday by the president of the regional government, Juanma Moreno, who explained that this "certificate will serve to know who has been vaccinated and who has not".

The president said, “Obviously no one will be forced to be vaccinated, but if someone is going to want to go to sporting or cultural events or if they are going to want to travel, they will have to be vaccinated.”

The regional head said that this should be an initiative that the central government should assume, but once again it is the regions that have to make decisions.

Moreno said he regretted that 17 different ways of fighting the pandemic have been promoted by each of the regional authorities with an absence of leadership at the national level that the state government should assume.

In an earlier interview on Telecinco, Juanma Moreno said that getting vaccinated is a "moral responsibility towards oneself, and towards others".