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COVID vaccines

China rolls out vaccine passport, aiming to revive foreign travel

Beijing seeks mutual recognition of national COVID-19 certificates

SHANGHAI -- China has debuted a "coronavirus vaccine passport" as Beijing campaigns for mutual recognition of health certificates, hoping to support a return of wider international travel as inoculations spread.

The International Travel Health Certificate became downloadable through the WeChat mobile app Monday, similar to an existing health code app that tracks travel records. It contains COVID-19 vaccination information as well as results of nucleic acid diagnostic tests and serum antibody tests.

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