EU unveils Digital Inexperienced Certificates for vacationers vaccinated towards COVID-19
The European Commission emphasized that the certificates are only temporary and will be canceled once the COVID-19 pandemic has ended
- EU Digital Green Certificate proposed for COVID-19 vaccinations
- The Digital Green Certificate is expected to be introduced in the EU in mid-June
- COVID-19 shot will not be mandatory for cross-border travel in the EU
The authorities of the European Union have presented the concept of the Digital Green Certificate, which is intended to serve as proof of vaccination against COVID-19. The Digital Green Certificate is expected to be introduced in the EU in mid-June.
The European Commission issued the following declaration in Brussels:
“The Commission today adopted a legislative proposal that creates a common framework for a digital green certificate for vaccination, testing and recovery. This is an EU-level approach to issuing, checking and accepting certificates to facilitate free movement within the EU, based on strict respect for non-discrimination and the fundamental rights of EU citizens. At EU level, a technical framework will be set up by mid-June to ensure security, interoperability and full compliance with the protection of personal data. This will also offer the possibility of extending to compatible certificates issued in third countries. “
Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders stressed that the certificates are temporary and will be canceled once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
According to the European Commission, a COVID-19 shot will not be mandatory for cross-border travel in the EU.
Submitting the vaccination certificate is the first step in actually creating the document. “The European Parliament and the Council should accelerate the discussions, reach an agreement on the proposal for a digital green certificate and agree on a safe opening approach based on a solid scientific framework. The European Commission will continue to support the increase in vaccine production and pursue technical solutions to improve the interoperability of national systems for data exchange. Member States should accelerate vaccination programs, ensure that temporary restrictions are proportionate and non-discriminatory, establish contact points for cooperation on wastewater monitoring and report on the efforts made, and initiate the technical implementation of the Digital Green Certificates with a view to the rapid introduction of the Proposal ”, it says in the press release.
“In June 2021, at the request of the European Council, the European Commission will publish a paper on the lessons of the pandemic and the path to a more resilient future,” the Commission concluded.