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Most people support COVID-19 vaccine pass in Turkey: Survey

Most people support COVID-19 vaccine pass in Turkey: Survey

An overwhelming majority of Turks support introducing a so-called COVID-pass, a recent survey showed.

Such digital vaccine passes are applied in the United States and some European countries.

Some 75% of people supported a vaccine pass in the country, according to the survey conducted by Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK). The study covered some 2,000 people.

Currently, the Health Ministry offers unique codes for each individual that documents his or her status as COVID-19 infected or uninfected. A digital app by the ministry also confirms the vaccination status of users.

A vaccine pass allows checking people for their vaccination status and whether they have a negative PCR test result.

Eight out of 10 people interviewed agree with the idea of barring people from public spaces if they cannot prove they are vaccinated or not infected. The same majority of interviewees also call for legal sanctions against people who reject getting vaccinated.