Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Vietnam Distributes Over 1 Million COVID-19 E-Passports

As of 20 April, over one million Vietnamese people had received a COVID-19 electronic passport. This is six days after the Ministry of Health (MoH) started to issue the certification through the ‘So suc khoe dien tu’ mobile application and the PC-COVID application. According to the Vice Director of the Medical Data Centre, which is run under the MoH’s Department of Information Technology, the electronic vaccine passports are valid within 12 months from the issuance date. When it expires, a new QR code will be automatically generated.

The passports, which meet the standards of the World Health Organisation and the European Union, are being used in 62 countries and more will be added to the list in the time to come. As information about vaccinated people is in the national vaccination system, citizens are not required to take any further procedures to receive the e-passport. As per a press release, the MoH has asked its agencies and medical service suppliers of ministries and sectors to review and verify information of vaccinated people and make necessary adjustments before 30 April, ensuring the accuracy of the COVID-19 vaccination data.

Meanwhile, localities are requested to complete this work before 5 May. Leaders of vaccination units will bear the responsibility for any wrong COVID-19 vaccination information of the people, affecting the issuance of vaccine passports serving their international travelling and trading activities, the release added.

By providing a secure and easy-to-use digital mechanism to verify vaccination statuses, governments can accelerate the re-opening of the economy and build a secure and trusted foundation for further digital healthcare initiatives in the future. Last year, the United States announced it would enhance the security of digital passports. This was particularly important after the lack of security and privacy associated with contact tracing apps led to much lower adoption than governments had wanted.

The key risks jurisdictions face with digital passports include the spoofing of records and leaking of private information. Frictionless adoption by citizens and venues, therefore, requires adhering to security and privacy best practices. The government said it would encrypt all data stored on the backend server as well as data in transit to and from the mobile clients.

Several other countries have recently expressed interest in launching e-passports. Earlier this month, India’s Minister of State for External Affairs (MoS) announced the government would issue e-passports to its citizens. The e-passport will be a combined paper and electronic passport, with an embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and antenna inserted as an inlay in the back cover. The passport’s critical information will be printed on its data page as well as stored in the chip. The characteristics of the document and the chip are specified in the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s document 9303, as per reports. A pilot version of the e-passports is currently being tested, and manufacturing and issuance will start after the technical ecosystem and infrastructure has been secured.


Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.


As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.


Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit


SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.


HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 


IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and consulting services provider, helping clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,800 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently, and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity, and service. For more information, visit