Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Monday ruled out the use of a health pass to access public places despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
The requirement for such a certificate has provoked protests in European countries since its inception.
“In the case of Mexico, we are not going to ask for this type of certificate, it is very clear, but we will on the other hand make sure that there is no contamination”, declared the president during his speech usual morning conference from Puerto Vallarta, western Mexico.
The leftist leader pointed out that despite the recent rise in infections, which is part of Mexico’s third wave of Covid-19 cases, the number of deaths has declined thanks to advances in vaccination.
“The best thing to do is get vaccinated,” said Andrés Manuel López Obrador, adding, however, that “Mexican state governments have the power to establish their own preventive measures”.
This Latin American country is the fourth most affected in the world by the Covid-19 pandemic, with 2.85 million confirmed cases and 241,034 deaths, according to official figures.