The question is how to create a digital certificate to certify vaccination, testing or restoration of covid-19, which is a bilingual document with a QR code that should come into effect in June to allow the restoration of free movement in the European Union (EU).
The European Commission is working with international aviation and the World Health Organization (WHO) to make digital free transportation recognized abroad and requires co-legislators to quickly approve it.
“In the second phase, we will try to make the digital green certificate interoperate with the standards that will be developed at the international level. To this end, the experts of the committee have been in contact with the WHO and international civil aviation. Organization”, European Commissioner for Justice Di Didier Reynders announced.
At stake is the legislative proposal made by the community executive last week to create digital certificates to certify vaccines, test or restore digital certificates for covid-19, which is a bilingual document with a QR code and should be in June Come into force to allow the restoration of free movement in the European Union (EU).
Didier Reynders pointed out at a hearing of the Civil Liberties Committee of the European Parliament today that “in the mid-term”, the European Commission’s proposal “provides the possibility of establishing a “suitability decision” that will Allow automatic acceptance of certificates issued by third countries in compliance with international standards”.
It is also conceivable that this digital free pass will cover “third country nationals who legally reside or reside in the Union and legally travel to other member states.”
Before the meeting of members of the European Parliament, the Commissioner stated that “it is pleased that the European Parliament has agreed to initiate an emergency procedure for a rapid review of the proposal”. Efforts to reach consensus among legislators are therefore intended to take effect in June.
Therefore, Didier Reynders urged the European Parliament to “work quickly to put the certificate into practice before the summer.”
The official has recognized the “uncertainty” associated with the pandemic, and therefore assured that “the committee’s recommendation does not stipulate that restrictions on vaccinations or recoveries should be lifted”, and the goal is to “ensure that all EU citizens receive the same treatment in the member states. Remove restrictions on the free movement of people with vaccine, recall or inspection certificates.”
Regarding the vaccines covered, the document cannot “exclude certain vaccines currently in use”. In addition to the approved vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen), it also includes Chinese National Medicines and Chinese Medicines that are only used in Hungary. Russian satellite V. responsible.
He said: “No matter what the vaccine is, every EU citizen should have the right to obtain a certificate.”
Regarding testing, Didier Reynders admitted to working with countries to ensure that PCR testing for travel is “very easily available and very low-cost” because health is a national capability.
The idea in Brussels is that this pass can work like a boarding pass for travel, can be provided in digital and/or paper form, with a QR code that can be easily read by electronic devices, and can be passed according to recommendations. Languages are provided free of charge, in the citizen’s native language and English.
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