Azerbaijan’s Cabinet of Ministers today made changes to the coronavirus-related restrictions that will require citizens have COVID-19 passports.
Under the amendments made to the decision “On measures to extend the special regime and remove some restrictions” in the Cabinet of Minister briefing, as of September 1, COVID-19 passports will be required from 80 percent of employees of government agencies (with first doze of vaccine to be administered by September 1 and the second doze – by October 1).
Moreover, all employees of medical and pharmaceutical establishments, science and education institutions will be required to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
In addition, all residents above 18 who receive education in secondary and higher educational institutions will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Residents over 18 will be required to have COVID-19 vaccines for use services of public catering establishments, hotels and large trade centers.
COVID-19 passports were first applied as of May 31 for the entry to sports and recreational centers and later for entry to concerts and weddings.
COVID passports are comprised of two documents – vaccination certificate (about receiving vaccine jab) and immune certificate (about recovering from the disease). Both certificates will have a QR code and either of them will be required to enter sports and recreational centers.
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