“We are very advanced at the European level, maybe [avance] The UK and the US have the same certificate types”, the European Commissioner of Justice pointed out
The European Commission is discussing with the United States and the United Kingdom to recognize the covid-19 certificate, which will take effect in the European Union (EU) in July, the European Commissioner of Justice announced.
“We are advancing the supervision of certificates to facilitate the free movement of 27 member states [da UE] And open the borders with the United Kingdom and the United States if possible [para viagens não essenciais]”These Didier Reende.
At the end of the Judicial Committee meeting led by Luxembourg, the Portuguese EU presidency, Didier Reynders pointed out in a speech to reporters that the opening will be “in accordance with all possible travel regulations to Europe”. Proceeding, the community executive will discuss possible mutual recognition of all certificates with third countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States.”
“We are very advanced at the European level, maybe [avance] The UK and the US have the same types of certificates,” the official pointed out, noting that it is still necessary to define “the types of vaccination or rehabilitation certificates and the types of related tests” that have not yet been defined.
The problem lies in the “covid-19 digital certificate”, which is the (negative) test, vaccination or restoration certificate for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which will take effect in the EU in time during the summer.
“I want to remind you that it is possible to reach an agreement on the new regulations for digital covid-19 certificates because of Portugal’s presidency. Therefore, from July 1st, the document can finally be used throughout Europe”, emphasizing Didier · Reynders (Didier Reynders).
Currently, Brussels is “summarizing new proposals for free movement” in the community space before the legal text supporting the certificate is finally passed.
“I hope this week it is possible to make progress on this matter, and to formulate new rules on how to lift restrictions at the EU level. […] Promote free movement in many ways,” said the European Commissioner of Justice.
This topic will be discussed at the plenary meeting of the European Parliament on Tuesday, when it is expected that members of the European Parliament will give a final approval and pass a compromise text.
Portugal, the presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the European Parliament negotiating team began negotiations on digital green certificates on May 3, after members of the European Parliament passed on April 29 the committee’s position on the proposed legislative proposal for negotiation in March.
In mid-May, the President of Portugal and the negotiators of the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the certificate, and now the compromise text that legally constitutes the document must be formally approved by the various agencies.
At the same time, member states must develop technical infrastructure and ensure the interoperability of certificate recognition systems.
Whether a traveller with a certificate must be quarantined or tested is determined by the governments of each country, but by accepting such documents, this is not expected to happen unless the epidemiological situation proves this to be reasonable.