EU VACCINE PASSPORT: Bloc announce plans for summer certificate
A "Digital Green Certificate has been proposed by EU members allowing foreign travel "without discrimination".
The certificate will provide safe free movement during the pandemic, proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result or recovered from COVID-19. It will be available, free of charge, in digital or paper format.
It will include a QR code to ensure security and authenticity of the certificate. The Commission will build a gateway to ensure all certificates can be verified across the EU, and support Member States in the technical implementation of certificates. Member States remain responsible to decide which public health restrictions can be waived for travellers but will have to apply such waivers in the same way to travellers holding a Digital Green Certificate.
Vice-President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová said: “The Digital Green Certificate offers an EU-wide solution to ensure that EU citizens benefit from a harmonised digital tool to support free movement in the EU. This is a good message in support of recovery."
It's currently unclear what this might mean for Brits looking to travel abroad this summer.
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