"Customers began looking for ways to protect their Covid-19 vaccine cards, knowing they were likely to be important in the future," said Craig Grayson, vice president of print and marketing services at Staples, in an e- Mail. "Using our existing capacity in the store felt like a natural way to offer a free solution."
Until July 25th, people can have their completed vaccination cards laminated free of charge in Office Depot and OfficeMax stores nationwide using the code 52516714.
Dr. Ikediobi also recommends keeping the card in a safe place like your passport instead of carrying it around with you. "It doesn't have to be with you all the time," she said.
Do I need my card to travel?
In some cases, yes. Entry requirements for the border are set by governments, not airlines or the International Air Transport Association, the trade association for the world's airlines. Some travel destinations and cruise lines have since required travelers to be fully vaccinated prior to their trip. As of March 26, fully vaccinated Americans who can show proof of vaccination will be able to visit Iceland and avoid border measures such as testing and quarantine, the country's government said.
The cruise line Royal Caribbean requires passengers and crew members aged 16 and over to be vaccinated in order to board their ships. Virgin Voyages, Crystal Cruises and others also require guests to be vaccinated. These companies will resume cruise operations in the spring and summer.
At the moment, airlines don't require vaccinations for travel, but some international travel destinations require a vaccination for entry. The idea has been discussed a lot in the industry. In an interview with NBC Nightly News, Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines' chief executive officer, said that proof of vaccination will likely be required on international flights, but whether this is paper proof or a digital vaccination record is unclear.
Perry Flint, an IATA spokesman, said the agency does not support compulsory vaccination for air travel because it “risks discriminating against markets where vaccines may be longer available” or “those who cannot”. get vaccinated for medical reasons or do not want to do so for ethical or other reasons. "