COVID “Freedom” Passports

Governments and airlines are quickly moving forward to implement paper and digital COVID passports that will be required for travel. This article discusses how the United Kingdom has already contracted with firms to develop the passport systems:

And this article reports that Singapore Airlines is now requiring COVID passports for travel:

I expect COVID passports and likely vaccination requirements to be the norm for travel…hopefully market competition will provide strong incentives for some travel companies to provide services (legally and perhaps underground) without such requirements for the many who do not wish to comply with such coercive actions.

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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