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Standardization of Health Forms and Certificates

An Austrian refugee prior to boarding a ship

An Austrian Refugee Prior to Boarding a Ship in China in Order to Travel Back to Europe

One of the major changes in the 1944 Conventions was the standardization of an international form of certificate of inoculation and other health forms. Previously, a lack of agreed standards had caused difficulties in quarantine practice. Now governments were able to adopt the international form of certificate against cholera, yellow fever, typhus and smallpox.