Announcement from Sweden Today-No Vaccination Verification Needed

Culture Minister: vaccination certificate will not be needed
Updated today 09:04Published today 08:45

On 7 September, the government announced that almost all restrictions will be lifted. It was also announced that the issue of vaccination certificates would be referred for consultation in case it was needed for the biggest events, but now Culture Minister Amanda Lind (MP) says that vaccination certificates are not an issue.

The government is going ahead with its plans – on 29 September almost all restrictions in Sweden will be lifted. No audience caps or restrictions are needed anymore for events.

The government has previously kept the question of vaccination passes or certificates open. The issue was sent for consultation with a view to its possible use during the biggest events. But that will not be the case.

– Vaccination certificates will not need to be used for any events when the restrictions are lifted on 29 September, says Minister for Culture Amanda Lind (MP).

The vaccine passport proposal will remain as an option if the infection situation worsens.
“Vaccine the strongest weapon”

Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren (S) underlined what the government and the Public Health Agency had said earlier – that the easing of restrictions does not apply to unvaccinated people, who are advised to continue to keep their distance and avoid major events – albeit on a voluntary basis.

– Anyone who is not vaccinated anyway must continue to take precautions, the advice to unvaccinated people is to keep their distance. Vaccine is our strongest weapon against the pandemic, says Ho

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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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