Vaccine passports are already being adopted in some countries. In the United States, the Biden administration is working with private companies to set guidelines for a passport system, even if it won’t be mandated federally. A passport means proof of COVID-19 immunization would be required to fly on planes, attend concerts, or enter other venues where crowds gather.
Two guests—Dr. Sarah Chan, a bioethicist at the University of Edinburgh Medical School; and Jeff Price, probably the world’s top expert in aviation security and airport management—discuss the many ethical and practical challenges of a vaccine passport, particularly when it comes to travel.