Like a measure to lower the number of infections COVID-19 that for two months began to rise slowly due to the circulation of the Delta variant and upon detection of the first contagion of the new Omicron variant in Argentina, the governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, announced Yesterday that the Buenos Aires district will implement a health pass.
“As of December 21, those over 13 must prove a free pass with vaccines to be able to access mass events and other activities”, Announced Kicillof, when leading a press conference on the epidemiological situation together with the Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, in the Golden Room of the Provincial Government House.
A) Yes, those over 13 must certify complete vaccination against COVID-19 to enter mass events, participate in cultural, religious, sports and recreational activities in closed spaces, or go to public and private organizations to carry out procedures.
He also detailed that to access those places People will be asked for the corresponding certificate that can be carried physically (it is the card that is granted in vaccinations) or digitally (for this, it is necessary to download the Mi Argentina or Vacunate Buenos Aires apps to the cell phone). Those who want to use The cardboard or the plastic credential issued by the vaccination centers can do so without the need to download the app to the cell phone.
The epidemiologist doctor Enio García, Chief of Advisors Ministry of Health PBA explained in radio statements: “We call it Covid Free Pass and it consists of one more strategy in the fight against the pandemic. Although today the risk of contagions fell, we are seeing what happened in other parts of the world, in Europe and in Africa and we do not want to go back after so much effort. Not going back for us is to increase vaccination coverage”. And about the health pass, he clarified: “In public places the control is of the State, in private events the control is of the private ones. At some point you could not do that because the vaccines did not arrive. Today we are with free vaccination; there is no excuse”.
At the national level, it was learned that The Ministry of Health continues to coordinate with the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Ministry of Culture and the different jurisdictions the application of the health pass throughout the country in the coming days. The measure, agreed by the Federal Council of Health (Cofesa), which brings together the Ministers of Health of the 24 jurisdictions, would cover activities such as mass events, cultural centers, gyms, cinemas, tourist attractions, sporting events that involve an agglomeration of people, recitals, party halls and bowling alleys, religious gatherings, attendance at bars and restaurants.
1 – How to process the health pass in the province of Buenos Aires
–The measure of the health pass does not imply the completion of a new procedureInstead, people must only present the proof of vaccination received that certifies the application of the complete schedule of vaccines. For this reason, the Buenos Aires authorities insisted that it is a new document.
-The vaccination certificates are those issued in each jurisdiction and validated by the Vacunate PBA or My Argentina application.
-What’s more, This document can be downloaded in PDF format, to be able to have it available offline on the cell phone. This validation also serves at the international level, since it is the only one officially endorsed by the State.
2 – How does the health pass work in the Province of Buenos Aires?
-The measure will govern for people over 13 years of age from December 21.
-These must be vaccinated with two or more doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, given at least fourteen (14) days before.
-The valid vouchers to access the activities covered by the health pass are the digital vaccination credential within the Mi Argentina Application or the physical card that is obtained when inoculating in a vaccination center. Also those who present the certificate through the “VacunatePBA” App, or the vaccination card in cardboard or card format.
-In its digital version, the certificate can be downloaded in PDF from the My Argentina application to be able to have it on the phone even without connection.
-Those who do not have the complete vaccination scheme will not be able to enter the spaces and / or activities established by the measure.
3 – Where can you ask me for a health pass to enter?
-Bars and restaurants
–Cultural, sports, religious and recreational activities in closed spaces: cultural centers, gyms, cinemas, sporting events that involve crowds of people; party halls and bowling alleys, parties, weddings, events and meetings with great participation of people.
-Realization of face-to-face procedures before public bodies provincial and / or municipal.
–Face-to-face procedures before private entities, when they involve crowding of people.
-Workers who provide service to the public, either from public or private entities.
4 – What happens if my city is behind in the application of vaccines, they do not call me and I have to travel to the province of Buenos Aires.
-Any person over the age of 13 who does not have the two doses of the COVID vaccine and must travel to the province of Buenos Aires, either to carry out a procedure or to vacation, They will be able to approach any PBA vaccination center to complete the vaccination schedule and 14 days later, they will be able to present the qualifying certificate.
-As confirmed to Infobae sources of the provincial sanitary portfolio, it is not a requirement during the summer to report an address in the province of Buenos Aires.
5 – How to create your vaccination profile in the APP Mi Argentina
It is necessary to download the application, create an account and validate the identity. The credential contains the name, surname and ID number of the vaccinated, the vaccine data (name, batch and number of doses), the place where it was applied, and the date of inoculation.
In order to use the app, it is necessary to have an email, CUIL number, cell phone credit or Wi-Fi connection. Then, you have to enter the application store of your cell phone, look for the My Argentina app and download it. Once the app is open, you have to press the “enter” button.
The next step is to “create the account”. The user can register in two ways: scanning their ID or manually completing the form. To scan the DNI, you have to bring it to the phone with the barcode in front and give the app permissions so that it can access the camera.
Once the code has been scanned, the missing information on the form must be completed: CUIL, first and last name, gender, email, date of birth, province and town. Clarification: for the date of birth you must first select the year, then the month and, finally, the day.
Once the account is created, an email will be sent to the user’s email to activate it. This email must be found in the message box and click on the green button to enable it.
In the event that the app shows that your credential has errors in the data loaded (either personal data or the vaccine), it is necessary to report the error to the national health system on this site for the national government to analyze it and together with the corresponding jurisdiction and both make the necessary rectification.