SINGAPORE – Asean ministers called for standardised health and travel protocols at a regional forum to discuss the impact of Covid-19.

Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin stressed the need to reform the global health architecture, establish a mechanism for sharing aid and standardise health protocols across countries on the first day of the Special Ministerial Conference for Asean Digital Public Health. The event is being held virtually on Wednesday (Oct 6) and Thursday.

Countries today have different pandemic travel requirements. Mr Budi said Asean should have a common health passport or digital platform, such as the TraceTogether app, to facilitate reopening of travel. Read more