A child passport has been issued for the use of parents or guardians of children aged 6 and under.
The Health Department of the Department of Health, Family and Social Services (DFS) has issued a special passport for the children, who can cross the border to Mexico with their parents and guardians to obtain vaccinations.
The child passport is valid for one year from the date of issuance.
The passport was issued on March 31, the first day of the National Public Health Day.
The Department has also issued a Health Passport for use of guardians or parents for children who are less than 6 years old and who are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Department is also issuing a National Parent Health Insurance Card for parents or caregivers of children who have been travelling with a child to or from the border for more than 30 days and have not obtained a Health Card.
The Health Passports are valid for three years from the time of issuance and can be used for travel to, from and within Mexico.
Children aged 6-12 years old who have accompanied their parents for more then 30 days can get a Health Certificate for the passport and can also use it to apply for a Health Care Card.
The Children’s National Health Insurance (CNHI) Scheme is a state funded scheme which allows parents to provide financial assistance to their children for their medical care and to receive supplementary income.