European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the proposal of the EU Executive, so that Europeans could enjoy one of their most basic rights: Free movement within the EU, which has been restricted by measures imposed by governments of the Member States due to COVID-19.
Today we strengthen the @EU_commission's response to # COVID19 with:- Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) March 17, 2021
• Digital Green Certificates for free and safe movement in the EU
• A common path to a gradual, safe and lasting re-openinghttps://t.co/opAMGkeSNf
The proposal states the issuance of the green certificate. According to European officials, the green certificate does not introduce the obligation to vaccinate but the certification of the health status of Europeans traveling.
The certificate will be temporary and will no longer be needed when the World Health Organization officially announces the end of the pandemic.
The standard of the certificate will be in digital but also in printed and bilingual version: there will be the official language of the issuing state and English, while it will cover three types of certificates - vaccination certificates, examination certificates (NAAT / RT-PCR test or rapid antigen testing) as well as certificates for people who have recovered from COVID-19.
The certificates will contain a limited set of information (name, date of birth, date of issue, information about the vaccine - examination - recovery and the unique identifier of the certificate). Data verification will only be used to verify and verify the authenticity and validity of certificates.
One point that has not been clarified with this certificate is whether EU Member States will receive vaccines other than those approved by the European Medicines Agency, such as Russia's Sputnik and China's Sinopharm.
Anyway we got a certificate for our good.