The European Union is making this year’s summer vacation a possibility, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. The EU has taken a number of measures to ensure that travelers from member states can go around the EU without much hassle, in a safe and secure environment. Armed with a medical certificate or a vaccine passport, one can now go across borders within Europe this summer season.

Now in the testing phase, seven European states have already begun accepting travelers to kick start this.

  • Greece
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Denmark
  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia

Please note: Europe is not completely open for Indian travelers yet, this is strictly for European Union member states.

Using the EU’s ‘Digital COVID certificate’, their citizens can easily travel across the bloc. The certificate is available in digital or paper form, free of charge. The gateway allows all certificates’ QR codes to be accessed. The EU’s plan is for a single system to facilitate safe travel by verifying the pass holder’s coronavirus status – whether through vaccination, a recent negative test result, or proof of recovery from the virus.

More than 20 countries have successfully tested the system in the last month, the European Commission says. The launch follows an agreement between the European Parliament and Council on regulation.

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