It’s a symbol of freedom, obliquely pictured on your instagram; a document of adventures past, all those visas or titres de sejours, and the basic instrument of travel: the passport. Something at once vital to the highly connected and globalized world but still archaic, a paper book loaded with stamps even as so much of life renders itself online.

It’s doubtful that an App and bomb proof encryption will replace the passport any time soon, but what about that quadruple folded length of yellow paper, the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis as approved by the World Health Organization?

Are…

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