COVID & TOURISM: EUROPEAN GREEN PASS
From the 15th June 2021 the Digital Green Certificate will be introduced to facilitate safe free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Digital Green Certificate will be a 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 travelers but will have to apply such waivers in the same way to travelers holding a Digital Green Certificate.
The duration of the digital green certificate should be limited to the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those who have not yet or did not want to carry out the vaccine against Covid-19, however, there will be no limits to circulation. The Green Digital Certificate may include the result of the last swab carried out. It will essentially indicate the status of each person.
This document may be required to take a plane, to attend events or to enter a public place.
The certificates help smooth a return to travel and a recovery for our industry.