“The more problems are solved now, the more certificates are issued, the easier the process will be throughout the summer,” said Didier Reynders, European justice commissioner.
The European Commission on Tuesday urged European Union (EU) member states to begin issuing certificates that certify vaccination, reinstatement or testing for covid-19, in order to avoid “major obstacles” in the official release of digital documents. Horizontal community.
Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice, said today: “In order to ensure the smooth implementation of the new digital files, the Commission encourages member states to now use existing national regulations to issue such certificates.”
During the debate on the EU’s covid-19 digital certificate at the plenary meeting of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the official pointed out, “The more problems are solved now, the more certificates have been issued, the process will The easier it is. Summer”.
Didier Reendez warned: “Otherwise, we may face a massive lockdown on July 1st that we cannot afford.”
The problem lies in the covid-19 digital certificate, SARS-CoV-2 virus (negative) test, vaccination or restoration certificate, which will take effect in the EU in time during the summer.
Just as the EU countries are already testing this document, Didier Reynders announced that “Since May 10, 26 countries have successfully tested their connection to the EU portal. [criado para interligar todos os certificados]Among them, seven have begun to issue “first certificates” to people who have been vaccinated, tested and recovered from the virus.
According to information provided by community executives on their website, the seven countries are Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece and Poland.
In addition to these, “the other six countries have passed all necessary inspections and are now waiting [os seus sistemas] The Commissioner of Justice of the European Union stated that he believes that more and more member states are betting on “the issuance of national certificates prepared in early July.”
“This is necessary because time is tight and important to ensure that most of the system is implemented,” he said.
Didier Reynders also emphasized the agency’s support for obtaining travel tests (PCR and antigens), noting that “as more and more people are vaccinated [na UE], The need for additional covid-19 testing and the resulting burden will be reduced. “
The pass will take effect on July 1. It works like a travel boarding pass, in digital and/or paper format, with a QR code that can be easily read by electronic devices, and is provided free of charge in the national language and language of citizens. English language.
In mid-May, the negotiators of Portugal and the European Parliament, the rotating presidency of the European Council, reached a political agreement on the certificate presented by the European Commission in March last year.
At this plenary meeting, members of the European Parliament are expected to give the final approval and pass the compromise text.
At the same time, member states must develop technical infrastructure and ensure the interoperability of certificate recognition systems.