Pics: Egypt introduces vaccine passport app instead of paper QR code certificates



Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 07:42 GMT


Wed, 03 Nov 2021 - 07:42 GMT

CAIRO – 3 November 2021: Egypt officially introduced on Wednesday Egypt Health Passport, an app on Google Play that allows citizens to prove they were vaccinated against coronavirus before traveling abroad.

Registration costs EGP 100. Although the new app replaces the traditional paper QR code certificates, citizens can still use these certificates in the event of any problem with downloading the app.

The app has three colors; the red for those who have not received the vaccine; the green for those who received the two vaccine doses; while the yellow means this person received his/her first shot only.


Egypt has started its vaccination campaign in January this year, during which around 25 million citizens have been vaccinated against the novel virus.

The country has received all types of vaccines worldwide, the latest of which was Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson.

Minister of Higher Education and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar told a Cabinet meeting late in October that the country has received 72 million coronavirus vaccine doses and is expected to receive 26 million others soon.

The country has also allowed the vaccination of children who are above 15 years of age to receive the vaccine.



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