Based on the plans, Hungary will finish the testing of the Estonian Guardtime vaccine information platform. The company said that the Hungarian government would like to introduce the different modules in the country after that.
According to 24.hu, the testing phase is going to start at the end of January. The online platform enables everybody to prove that they already received the vaccine, which will be vital if one wants to enter a hotel, a sports or cultural event. Hungary was among the first countries to say yes to taking part in the testing phase – we wrote about that HERE.
In Estonia and Iceland, the procedure is finished, and the latter already uses the platform.
Guardtime’s goal is not only to generate certificates but to help the vaccination campaigns become more efficient. Therefore, it follows the movement of the individual vaccines and gives feedback to the factories and the pharmacies. Meanwhile, it takes special care to protect all personal data.
The application can play an important part since Gergely Gulyás, Minister of the Hungarian Prime Minister’s Office, already announced that those who received the jab could get some concessions. For example, they
can leave their homes even after 8 pm.
Furthermore, if the tourism industry restarts, most countries will only allow people to enter if they show a negative test or vaccination certificate.
Gulyás said that in Hungary, a plastic card would serve that purpose. Globally, a good platform might be the VaccineGuard which will operate with QR codes, so everybody will be able to show it on their phone. The program can
follow all individual vaccines since they all have a serial number.