Cathal Mac Coille: Proposed travel cert is not a vaccine passport and is fraught with risk
The EU green cert, for those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19 or tested negative, will miss many cases and will also create ethical and civil liberties issues
As we enter the second year of the pandemic in Ireland, the idea of a vaccine passport is extremely appealing. Imagine the worry-free delight of heading off on holiday, or going to visit relatives on a plane or ferry which allows only vaccinated passengers and crew members on board.
Imagine, too, the joy of going to a hotel or restaurant in Ireland knowing that everyone there, whether from here or abroad, will have been welcomed ...