Tagged: vaccine passports

Why a domestic NZ COVID ‘passport’ raises hard questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion - COVID-19

Guest Author Sep 16, 2021

Tim Dare, University of Auckland and Justine Kingsbury, University of Waikato   With COVID-19 causing extraordinarily intrusive and expensive lockdowns, vaccine “passports” or certificates are increasingly seen as key to getting out of them. Decision-makers and gatekeepers – from border guards to maître d’s – will have a means of knowing who can safely engage with others. To that end, … Read More

How far should compulsory proof of vaccination go — and what rights do New Zealanders have? - COVID-19

Guest Author Aug 06, 2021

Claire Breen, University of Waikato   With greater numbers of people being vaccinated and countries looking to reopen borders safely, the introduction of some form of vaccine passport seems increasingly likely. For New Zealand, where the elimination strategy has been largely successful but which remains vulnerable to border breaches, proof of vaccination may well be a condition of entry. Read More

Before we introduce vaccine passports we need to know how they’ll be used - COVID-19

Guest Author Mar 03, 2021

Tim Dare, University of Auckland Air New Zealand is to trial digital “vaccine passports” on trans-Tasman routes in April. A media release says: “The goal is to enable customers to seamlessly manage their digital travel documentation throughout their travel experience.” And it’s easy to see why. Airlines want people back in the air, the tourism industry wants them back … Read More