European Digital Certificate Covid: No expiration date – Clarifications from the Commission

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Commission spokesman Christian Vegan was asked today if the EU was considering renewing European digital certificate Covid with the third dose.

In its reply from Brussels, it stated that the European Digital Certificate Regulation against covid19 and the recommendation for free movement within the EU do not mention a maximum duration of the integrated vaccination, except for tests and coronavirus recovery. .

“There are discussions about a possible update of the Recommendation on Freedom of Movement and in the context of these discussions various questions are being raised, such as the period of validity of the certificate or what will happen to the third dose. However, it is still too early to reach a conclusion. “Our goal is always to have a coordinated approach to free movement in the EU and clear rules for citizens,” he said.

According to a response from the Athens News Agency, Commission spokesman Eric Mammer reminded that the European Digital Certificate Regulation only applies to travel and movement of citizens within the EU and is theoretically valid until 1 July 2022 (12 months). from its official launch in the EU) with the possibility of extension, if deemed necessary. It is up to each Member State to decide on the use of the certificate in activities within each country and its period of validity.

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