Government prepares proposal for “flexible” vaccination card requirement

The government is negotiating with social organizations about a possible relaxation of the decree that sets the requirement for an anti-Covid vaccination card or a PCR test for entering public and private places with crowds, Health Minister Jeyson Auza announced.

“We are in the middle of the negotiation process with the organizations and bodies mobilized to first listen to them and based on this we see the possibility of making this supreme decree more flexible, except for incorporating all the concerns of these sectors and in the same way we have the possibility to protect the health of the Bolivian people,” the minister said at a press conference.

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He explained that any relaxation would take into account elements that the organizations felt would hamper the exercise of fundamental rights.

“In that sense, we’re in that logic of coordination with our people that we’re going to listen to these decisions and we’re working on a possible proposal that can put an end to these concerns from certain sectors,” he added.

The restrictions would come into force from January 26, but there have already been mobilizations from social circles that reject the vaccination card requirement.

The sectors opposed to the decree consider it unconstitutional as it would prevent the exercise of rights such as carrying out procedures or banking, including the payment of basic services, for lack of vaccination certificates or PCR tests.

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Several of these organizations argue that they are not against vaccination, but against the “imposition” of the vaccination card.

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