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Agreement on the EU Digital COVID Certificate

May 21, 2021 | News

(21 May 2021) – The certificate (previously called the Digital Green Certificate) should be ready end of June, as planned.

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Following the agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council, the EU Digital COVID Certificate:

• will cover vaccination, test and recovery;

• will be available in a digital and paper-based format, depending on the choice of the recipients, and contain a digitally signed QR code;

• will be free of charge, be obtained easily and also available to persons vaccinated before the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation has entered into force;

• may also be used by Member States for national purposes, if this is provided for in national law.

• Member States shall refrain from imposing additional travel restrictions on the holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate, unless they are necessary and proportionate to safeguard public health.

• The Commission will also mobilise €100 million to support Member States in providing affordable tests.

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