Project Title

Interoperability of Vaccination Certificates: Sharing of Technical Specifications 

Project Year

2022   

Project Number

HWG 03 2022S 

Project Session

   

Project Type

Self-Funded 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

HWG 03 2022S 

Project Title

Interoperability of Vaccination Certificates: Sharing of Technical Specifications 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Fund Account

Self-Funded 

Project Year

2022 

Sponsoring Forum

Health Working Group (HWG) 

Topics

Health 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Thailand 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

 

Expected Start Date

01/05/2022 

Expected Completion Date

30/11/2022 

Project Proponent Name 1

Parinda Wattanasri 

Job Title 1

Dr / Director, Travel Medicine Program 

Organization 1

Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health 

Postal Address 1

Not Applicable 

Telephone 1

(66-2) 25903726 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

parinda.wattanasri@gmail.com 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Parinda Wattanasri 

Project Cost (US$)

$60,000.00 

Project Summary

As COVID-19 vaccination programs roll out across the world, many economies in the Asia-Pacific region have established their own domestic digital COVID-19 certificate systems. However, as there are various systems for verification of vaccination status, economies have the challenging task of verifying proof of COVID-19 vaccination. As APEC economies are at different stages in developing domestic digital COVID-19 certificate systems, an interoperable approach to verify vaccination status of these travellers is important to facilitating border re-openings and reconnecting economies across the Asia-Pacific region. To support the diversity of governmental approaches and technologies in use throughout APEC, this project aims to explore ways APEC member economies can share technical specifications of their vaccination certificates to verify the authenticity of vaccination certificates issued by member economies, with a view to create interoperability among interested APEC member economies  while avoiding affecting and discrimination against travelers from other non-participating APEC member economies. The sharing of technical specifications and trial of interoperability of vaccination certificates among APEC economies are on a non-binding and voluntary basis, and fully respecting and observing economies’ domestic policy and containment measures against COVID-19, including quarantine policies for cross-border travelers.

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