This “transit pass” should be free. It works like a travel boarding pass. It uses a digital and/or paper format with a QR code that can be easily read by electronic devices. It should be provided free of charge and used by citizens. National language and English.
The European Parliament approved the adoption of a covid-19 digital certificate, which will allow EU citizens who have been vaccinated, recovered from infection, or tested to travel within the EU without restrictions from July 1.
In the ballot held in Strasbourg on Tuesday, the plenary meeting was held in a mixed format due to the remote counting of votes. The voting results were only announced this morning. The conference passed the “green light” certificate with 546 votes. There were 93 votes against and 51 abstentions.
Later, in mid-May, the negotiators of Portugal and the European Parliament, the presidency of the European Council, reached a political agreement on the certificate presented by the European Commission in March last year. The General Assembly approved the compromise text and the legal framework for the document to enter into force on July 1 Paved the way, valid for 12 months.
Aims to promote free movement within the EU, especially to support the tourism industry, in an attempt to “save” the summer of 2021. This kind of “transit pass” that should be free will be similar to a travel card. Travel registration in digital and/or paper format The machine card, with a QR code that can be easily read by electronic devices, is provided free of charge and is in the native language and English of citizens.
As part of the implementation of this European certificate, member states are not expected to impose restrictions again, as almost half of Europeans have already received the first dose of the vaccine against covid-19, unless the epidemiological situation justifies this. , But it is always up to the national government to decide whether passengers holding the certificate must undergo isolation, further testing (for example, in addition to entry testing) or other requirements.
On Tuesday, the European Commission urged EU member states to start issuing certificates that certify vaccination, reinstatement or testing for covid-19, in order to avoid “major obstacles” in the official release of digital documents at the community level.