It is expected that the initiative can be implemented at the arrival gates of each country…
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Ministry of Health is pushing for the use of the G20 Federated Public Trust Directory to enable verification of COVID-19 vaccine certificates at entry points of all countries.
“It is expected that the initiative can be implemented at the arrival gates of each country to facilitate the verification of COVID-19 vaccine certificates, thus international travel activities will be safer and more comfortable,” the official said. expert technology staff of the Minister of Health and the head of the Ministry’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO), Setiaji, said here on Friday.
The Federated Public Trust Directory is a global framework that integrates various digital systems to verify documents using a global network of trust facilitated by the World Health Organization (WHO), Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The global network includes, among others, ICAO, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), European Union (EU) Green Certificates and the Common Trust Network.
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The official noted that so far, G20 countries are still using different systems to verify COVID-19 certificates, according to each country’s regulations, thus affecting the movement of travelers abroad.
This has led to difficulties in recognizing the vaccination certificate codes of travelers visiting a number of countries with different systems, he explained.
“Therefore, the Federated Public Trust Directory initiative has been proposed, so these networks can be integrated with each other to verify vaccine certificates or other health documents facilitated by WHO and other international organizations.” , he added.
The initiative evolved from various ideas and breakthroughs that Indonesia promoted during the series of G20 Health Working Group (HWG) meetings in 2022, Setiaji informed.
The initiative was showcased by Indonesia at the Seventeenth ICAO Traveler Identification Program (TRIP) Global Symposium and Exhibition from September 13-15, 2022 in Canada, attended by 197 delegates from state, he said.
During the global event, he also spoke about the benefits that the people of Indonesia enjoy from the issuance of vaccine certificates according to WHO and EU standards through the PeduliLindungi application of the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
“We hope that what we convey to the ICAO TRIP Symposium and Expo regarding the results of the G20 HWG 2022 (meeting) 1 as well as the implementation of the WHO DIVOC (Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing) and EU hub standards in Indonesia can be applied more widely in the future,” the official added.
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