The Health Protection Agency (HPA) established the “COVID Safe” digital vaccine passport on Wednesday for people who have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Ministry of Health will also use the digital vaccine passport through the official online portal: covidsafe.mv.
The portal would provide information on COVID-19 vaccination, the most recent PCR test results, and the removal of COVID-19 movement restrictions.
Personal information on the web portal can only be viewed by a third party if the user permits it. As such, the user can make the information accessible for 15 minutes, 30 minutes, or 24 hours.
The adoption of the digital passport is meant to facilitate intra-country travel. People who use this passport will be able to enter areas where COVID-19 restrictions apply without the need for an additional document.
According to the HPA, in addition to local use, the portal can be utilized by those travelling abroad. The HPA stressed that this would be determined by each country, and that if the necessity arose, it would provide the relevant paperwork.
The adoption of the digital passport follows the HPA’s decision to prohibit unvaccinated individuals from visiting schools, cafés/restaurants, salons, and gyms.
According to the most recent official data, 80% of the eligible population has received their first dose, with 69% having received their second dose.