Europe’s plan to introduce an EU Digital COVID Certificate by June is on track following an agreement by the European Parliament and the Council on the regulation governing the proposal.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate is a major factor in opening up unrestricted travel again in Europe in time for the summer.
“We are delivering on our commitment to have the EU Digital COVID Certificate up and running before the summer,” said President Ursula von der Leyen.
“European citizens are looking forward to travelling again, and today’s agreement means they will be able to do so safely very soon.”
The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be free of charge and will cover vaccination, test and recovery.
The political agreement will now have to be formally adopted by the European Parliament and the Council. The regulation will enter into force from July.