The aim is that the initiative can be implemented at the arrival gates of each country…
JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Ministry of Health is pushing the use of the G20 Federated Public Trust Directory to enable verification of COVID-19 vaccine certificates at all countries’ entry points.
“The aim is that the initiative can be implemented at each country’s arrival gates to facilitate the verification of COVID-19 vaccination certificates, so that international travel activities become safer and more comfortable,” said the Minister of Health’s technology experts and the chief of the digital Transformation Office (DTO) at Ministry, Setiaji, here on Friday.
The Federated Public Trust Directory is a global framework that integrates diverse digital systems to verify documents using a trusted global network supported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP) ) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
The global network includes ICAO, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), European Union (EU) Green Certificates and the Common Trust Network, among others.
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The official noted that until now, G20 countries still use different systems to verify COVID-19 certificates according to regulations in each country, affecting the movement of overseas travelers.
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 was proposed so that these networks could integrate with each other to verify vaccination certificates or other health documents endorsed by the WHO and other international organizations,” he added.
The initiative grew out of various ideas and breakthroughs Indonesia promoted at the G20 Health Working Group (HWG) meetings in 2022, Setiaji said.
The initiative was presented by Indonesia at the Seventeenth Global Symposium and Exhibition on ICAO Traveler Identification Program (TRIP) in Canada on September 13-15, 2022, which was attended by 197 state delegates, he said.
At the global event, he also spoke about the benefits enjoyed by the Indonesian people by issuing vaccination certificates according to WHO and EU standards via the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s PeduliLindendi app.
“We hope that what we will convey at the ICAO TRIP Symposium and Exhibition in relation to the outcomes of the G20 HWG (Meeting) 2022 1 as well as the implementation of WHO DIVOC (Digital Infrastructure for Vaccination Open Credentialing) and EU Hub Standards in Indonesia may become more widespread in the future,” the official added.
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