Amnesty International reacted against the decision of the Tunisian government which requires presentation of vaccination passport before accessing administrations, public and private establishments, schools and universities as well as spaces reserved for leisure, cultural and sports activities and places of worship.
In order to speed up the vaccination campaign in Tunisia and curb the spread of Covid-19, President Kais Saied, who assumed full powers on July 25, decided in October to make the vaccination pass compulsory imposing sanctions against any person refusing to provide them.
The rule came into effect on Wednesday, December 22, for a period of six months.
Amnesty International says the presidential decree “violates the rights” and calls on authorities to suspend its application.
“Amnesty International calls on the (Tunisian) authorities to amend the provisions which violate the rights to work and to freedom of movement as guaranteed by international law,” a statement from the rights group said.