A digital Covid certificate system that will facilitate travel within the European Union became operational in seven countries today, 1 June 2021, previewing what could become a standard for post-pandemic global mobility.
Traveling freely in the European Union during this pandemic is possible thanks to the EU Covid certificate. The certificate proves that: you went through Covid-19, you have a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, and you have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
From 1 July 2021, the certificate will be issued and used in all EU Member States, but in Poland it is available to download from today (1 June 2021). “Poland is among 7 countries that can issue the certificate starting from today”- said Minister of Health Adam Niedzielski.
The EU Covid certificate is for people who are 12 years of age or older, who have had the vaccine, or tested negative for Covid-19. The certificate can be downloaded after 14 days from the date one gets vaccinated.
The EU Covid document, known as a “digital green certificate”, records whether people have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, recovered from the virus or tested negative within 72 hours. Travelers can move freely if at least one of those three criteria is met.
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Poland made the certificates available to their citizens as of Tuesday and are accepting them for visitors