Singapore, Estonia explore acceptance of vaccine e-cert

Estonia's President also suggests how joint cyber-defence exercises can be enhanced

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which has just over 1.3 million people and GDP per capita of US$23,312 (S$31,600). Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid is known to champion the digitalisation of governments.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which has just over 1.3 million people and GDP per capita of US$23,312 (S$31,600). Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid is known to champion the digitalisation of governments.ST PHOTO: IRENE THAM PHOTO: KERSTI KALJULAID/FACEBOOK
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which has just over 1.3 million people and GDP per capita of US$23,312 (S$31,600). Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid is known to champion the digitalisation of governments.
Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, which has just over 1.3 million people and GDP per capita of US$23,312 (S$31,600). Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid is known to champion the digitalisation of governments.ST PHOTO: IRENE THAM PHOTO: KERSTI KALJULAID/FACEBOOK

Cross-border recognition of vaccination e-certificates is one of many possibilities that Singapore and Estonia are looking into as the two nations strengthen bilateral ties and cooperate digitally to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

In an exclusive interview with The Straits Times, Estonia's President Kersti Kaljulaid said: "Estonian vaccination certificates plug into European Union vaccination certificates. So if Singapore wants to plug into this system, it is great."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 15, 2021, with the headline 'Singapore, Estonia explore acceptance of vaccine e-cert'. Subscribe