Covid, green pass green light: European Parliament approves EU digital certificate
EU approves the green pass, the EU digital certificate: thanks to a Qr code, it will certify vaccination against Covid-19, recovery from the infection or a negative molecular or antigenic test carried out within the previous 72 hours.
Green pass, the green light: what it will consist of
The European Parliament today approved by a large majority the regulations on the EU Digital Certificate, covering both EU citizens and third-country nationals residing in the EU.
The regulation concerning Member State nationals passed with 546 votes in favour, 93 against and 51 abstentions. The one on third-country nationals passed with 553 yes, 91 no and 46 abstentions.
The EU digital certificate, developed to encourage a gradual return to travel for work or tourism and to contribute to the recovery of economic activities, will now have to await formal approval by the Council and be published in the Official Journal. It will officially enter into force on 1 July and will be valid for 12 months.
It will be issued free of charge in paper or digital form by each Member State (some have already started since 1 June) and will use a Qr code to certify vaccination against Covid-19, recovery from infection or a negative molecular or antigenic test carried out within the previous 72 hours.