Global leaders recently met at the seventeenth annual G20 summit and after years of pushing tyrannical pandemic policies, they are now calling for citizens of the world to have “global digital health passports” to control international travel.
The G20 is a consortium of the world’s major economies. Its members are responsible for more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic product, 75% of global trade, and 60% of the world’s total population.
The G20 is comprised of 19 countries and the European Union. The 19 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, and the US.
At the end of the summit, G20 leaders issued a joint declaration advocating for a universal standard on proof of vaccination for international travel and urging the creation of “global digital health networks to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics.”
This declaration came after the Health Minister of Indonesia, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, individually pushed for the global digital health certificate to be used to restrict movements of the unvaccinated across the entire globe.
Speaking to the crowd, Sadikin said, “Let’s have a digital health certificate acknowledged by WHO. If you have been vaccinated or tested properly, then you can move around. So for the next pandemic, instead of stopping the movement of the people one hundred percent, which [collapse] the economy globally, you can still provide some movement of the people.”
Sadikin noted that Indonesia has already reached an agreement to deploy this digital certificate.
The G20 leader’s declaration states in part:
“We support the WHO mRNA Vaccine Technology Transfer hub as well as all as the spokes in all regions of the world with the objective of sharing technology and technical know-how on voluntary and mutually agreed terms. We welcome joint research and joint production of vaccines, including enhanced cooperation among developing countries.”
“We acknowledge the importance of shared technical standards and verification methods, under the framework of the IHR (2005), to facilitate seamless international travel, interoperability, and recognizing digital solutions and non-digital solutions, including proof of vaccinations. We support continued international dialogue and collaboration on the establishment of trusted global digital health networks as part of the efforts to strengthen prevention and response to future pandemics, that should capitalize and build on the success of the existing standards and digital COVID-19 certificates.”
After the summit, Indonesian President and G20 host Joko Widodo said in a press conference that “world leaders agreed on the content of the declaration,” suggesting every G20 member, including President Joe Biden, is on board with these digital health passports.