The EU agenda plans for vaccine passports were indeed not intended to be implemented in 2020.
In 2019 it was an agreed upon goal to have them in 2022. See this roadmap from third quarter 2019:
(For 2022) Commission proposal for a common vaccination card/ passport for EU citizens.
(For 2021/2022) Guidance on overcoming legal (and technical) barriers to the interoperability of national immunisation information systems.
(For 2019–2021) Feasibility study for the development of a common EU vaccination card.
— European Commission – ROADMAP ON VACCINATION Last update: Q3 2019
Whether that is indeed intended for only encouraging more vaccinations – no matter what vaccines – or a more unique digital identifier per person? That is a guess for any reader to complement on. But those pushing strictly for such IDs are on track for longer than we know that SAS-CoV-2 existed.
Since 2016, ID2020 has advocated for ethical, privacy-protecting approaches to digital ID.
And those pushers use the current 'crisis' to advertise their 'solutions':
ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines
Sep 20, 2019 | Chris Burt
Categories Biometrics News | Civil / National ID | Healthcare Biometrics
The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, vaccine alliance Gavi, and new partners in government, academia, and humanitarian relief.
It seems that there are simply quite a few influential groups lobbying constantly for their pet projects, long before any Covid threats, and utterly regardless of whether that is 'a good idea', 'evidenced based' or 'medically necessary'. Any κρίσις is a great opportunity.
On the one hand we see medical opinions abound that warn that immunity from recovery may not be long lasting (despite hints available to the very contrary). Likewise the short-term protection offered by 'vaccines', and even the vaccine manufacturers getting ready to offer 'booster'-shots, regularly, since antibody protection wanes and is currently focused exclusively on just one protein complex of the virus, which might mutate away into immune escape, thus requiring more rounds of shots…
Realistically speaking, and looking at the highly age-stratified risk profile for the rare severe disease Covid-19 that may result from the now very common SARS-CoV-2 virus in the elderly and multi-morbid: there is innate immunity in many people, there was cross immunity towards the novel coronavirus before it hit our shores, there is excellent natural immunity from 'survived natural virus contacts' (not including the gigantic number or mere false positive 'cases', but including true asymptomatic cases and real infections) and now there is 'expected' sufficient antibody mediated immunity allegedly offered by vaccines to those who want them or might really get some benefit from them, (as in are likely not get severely ill on exposure to the real virus) even given the experimental status of those 'vaccines' and tremendous own risk profile.
Every respiratory epidemic so far ended with herd immunity for the causative agent. Even without any vaccines available. It follows that already now no more vaccinations are needed to prevent any feared collapse of health care systems in developed countries. That was nowhere the case anyway. Further, mathematically, since it is nowhere absolutely mandatory to vaccinate recovered patients or the very young, it is a simple substraction to make: first to exclude anyone being seropositive anyway, without vaccination but via good old natural infection, from any desired vaccination-quota, like the dystopian "90%".
No vaccine currently administered was designed to stop the spread, prevent all or even most infections or transmissions. They were tested to prevent serious illness. There are no sterilizing immunity ('complete protection') conveying shots out there. Thus, the concept of her immunity is a quite handicapped one if it were to rely on these 'vaccines' exclusively, ignoring the natural immunity completely. In fact, unless the experimental vaccines turn out in the end to indeed 'stop the spread', they would achieve the opposite of her immunity: continuous transmission of the virus in the 'unvaccinated/unrecovered (virus-naive)' and in the 'vaccinated but nevertheless still infected and infectious (just getting coronavirus but only more seldom Covid than without vaccine)'.
— Martin Kulldorff & Jay Bhattacharya: "It's mad that 'herd immunity' was ever a taboo phrase .The denial of a basic scientific concept by so many prominent authorities is stunning - and alarming", The Telegraph, 27 May 2021.
— Anshel Pfeffer: "In Israel, vaccine passports are already redundant", The Spectator, 10 April 2021.
— Maryanne Demasi & Peter Gotzsche: "COVID-19 vaccine passports are not evidence-based and violate people’s freedom of choice", theBMJ, 08 April 2021.
So, let’s stop discussing the use of vaccine passports as a criterion for basic social and economic participation. This is an idea with few redeeming features and even talking about introducing them may be enough to do damage.
— Stephen Reicher & John Drury: "How to lose friends and alienate people? On the problems of vaccine passports", BMJopinion, April 1, 2021.