Russia’s Ombudsman monitors situation around “AntiCOVID passports”
MOSCOW, January 20 (RAPSI) – The Office of Russia’s Rights Commissioner closely follows the situation and is ready to timely react not only to possible violations of citizens’ rights related to “AntiCOVID passports,” but also to other COVID-19-related issues , according to Ombudsman Tatiana Moskalkova.
The Rights Commissioner reminds that at present vaccination is the only right way to overcome the situation, remove restriction measures, and so facilitate the promotion of human rights.
Moskalkova reminds that Russia’s Government is exploring on the issue of special certificates for the vaccinated citizens and the international recognition thereof so such citizens could travel abroad.
Nevertheless, the Ombudsman is concerned about certain categories of citizens, who cannot be vaccinated because of their health. There are questions about the protection of the rights of such citizens and the circumstances, under which restrictive measures with respect to them will be removed, Moskalkova observes noting that her Office is closely monitoring the situation.