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Mutual verification of vax certs in Singapore, African Union begins 23 May

Both markets put up a framework for digital recognition.

Singapore and the African Union (AU) launched a framework to verify digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates starting 23 May to allow seamless entry between the two countries.

In a joint statement, Ministry of Transport and African Union said fully inoculated travellers with digital vaccination certificates issued in the African Union through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Trusted Travel (TT) and Trusted Vaccines (TV) platforms can upload and validate their certificates via the vaccination check portal or Singapore Arrival Card to verify their vaccination status.

Fully vaccinated travellers with digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued in Singapore can secure their vaccination passes on the AU TT and TV platforms.

AU’s TT ecosystem provides governments and eligible organisations access to a network of platforms for health credential issuance, border risk management, digital public health surveillance, and lab, clinical and vaccination registries. 

The TT and TV platforms have been operational since last quarter of 2020 and have currently fully onboarded, or are finalising the onboarding of 21 African destinations including Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana, Namibia, Kenya and Rwanda. It also seeks to onboard all African countries in the next few months. 

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