Samoa launches international COVID-19 vaccination certificate

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The Samoa Government has introduced its International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate as part of its preparations to open its international borders on the 1 August, 2022.
A statement issued indicated the Samoan COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, enables you to travel internationally and prove your vaccine status at all national borders.
A Visible Digital Seal (VDS) which appears as a QR Code in the top right of the certificate.
“This technology allows fast digital verification of your certificate whenever required. The Visible Digital Seal has been developed according to trusted global standards and in collaboration with our international partners.
“We recommend that the Visible Digital Seal be verified using the ‘VDS-NC Checker’ app available for free through the iOS App Store and Google Play.” 
The statement says that travelers are vaccinated in Samoa and require a digital vaccination certificate for the purpose of travel overseas are to request through email to the Ministry of Health email: [email protected] and attach scanned copies of vaccination card (front and back copy) and biodata page of the passport.
“For those who were vaccinated overseas please obtain digital vaccination certificate from country of vaccination.
Request must be submitted minimum 5 days prior to date of travel to allow Ministry staff time to verify all records received.”