South African citizens can now, following the official introduction of Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phahla Download her digital COVID-19 vaccination card.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday about the government’s efforts to combat COVID-19 and the national vaccination program, the minister said the certificate can be used for travel, tourism, sporting and entertainment events, music festivals, and business with discounts and prices for vaccination. Persons.
“Our role is to provide this tool to the nation to provide people with proof of vaccination so that they can access many facilities and activities that some have missed…
“The vaccination card was presented during the testing phase for the past three days, but some people were able to download it to their mobile phones.
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“We are starting the first phase of certification; there will be many improvements to the security and protection of the certification over the next two months, but it is working,” the minister said. The certification was developed by the Ministry of Health and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and can be found at https://vaccine.certificate.health.gov.za.
Anyone who has received a COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa can download the certificate through an online portal, National Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) project manager Melanie Walmarance said.
“You need your vaccination code from the SMS you received after vaccination, a South African ID or a foreign passport number, asylum or refugee number. This should be the same document you provided when you were vaccinated and the mobile phone you put in your record,” he said.
Vaccination codes will be sent via SMS within the next four days. The code can also be reached via the COVID-19 call center at 0800 029999. The code is sent via SMS.
Regarding the recognition of a digital certificate, most countries of the world accept the certificate. However, this depends on the policies of the country you are visiting and verification requirements.
“There will be an app that will allow you to download the certificate by the end of the next two months,” Walmarance said. Meanwhile, the minister welcomed South Africa’s removal from the UK’s red list.