Hong Kong in talks with Thailand over recognition of vaccination records
09/02/2021|4:40:39 PM|The Standard

Hong Kong is in talks with Thailand over the recognition of vaccination records to allow Hong Kong citizens currently in Thailand to return to the SAR, said Hong Kong’s health chief.

Speaking at a Legco meeting today, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan Siu-chee, said the SAR government is currently in talks with some of the countries classified as “high-risk” over measures to verify people’s vaccination records.

Chan said they include members of ASEAN, such as Thailand and Malaysia. “The most important part of these talks is how to verify the vaccination records. The SAR government is not willing to see any fake vaccination certificates used for traveling,” she said.

She also added that the vaccination program in Thailand is spearheaded by the local government, making it easier to verify the records.

Meanwhile, the health chief said the vaccination rate for senior citizens aged 70 to 79 in Hong Kong is only at around 30 percent, along with a rate of 10 percent for those aged 80 and above.

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