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12 Countries Are Now Using E.U.’s Digital Covid Certificate, with Another 16 on Deck

26th June 2021 - 11:00am

Twelve nations are now using the EU's Digital Covid Certificate ahead of the official EU-wide rollout in July

Twelve nations are now using the EU's Digital Covid Certificate ahead of the official EU-wide rollout in July

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Twelve nations are now using the EU's Digital Covid Certificate ahead of the official EU-wide rollout in July.  Verified by a QR code, it presents proof that a traveller has been vaccinated or has recently tested negative for Covid-19.

 

Five more countries have started using the app in the past week. It is now being used in Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Greece and Latvia among others.

 

The app could be extended to travellers from non-EU countries, including the US and UK.

 

The free mobile app provides digital proof via a QR code that a traveller has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has recently tested negative for Covid-19 or has recovered from the illness.

 

The E.U. Digital Covid Certificate includes limited information such as the traveller’s name, date of birth and relevant information about the vaccine status. This data remains on the certificate and is not stored or retained by visited countries.

 

Europe is now roughly halfway through its ‘warm-up’ month. A dozen European member countries are using the pass - up from seven just a week ago.

 

They are: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, sixteen countries — 12 other E.U. countries plus four from outside the bloc (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) — have finished the testing phase and are technically ready to begin using the pass at any time.

 

These include: Belgium, Cyprus, France, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland,

 

In addition, three more E.U. countries are currently in the testing phase: Finland, Hungary and Malta.

 

Earlier this month, a European Union spokesperson said that the app could be extended to citizens from non-E.U. countries, including the United States. In principle, holders of the E.U. Digital Covid Certificate should be exempted from cross-border travel restrictions such as quarantine requirements.


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