About: covid certificate

Coronavirus 05-05-2022

EU lawmakers back one-year extension of COVID certificate

EU lawmakers backed on Thursday (5 May) a proposal by the EU Parliament's civil liberties committee to extend until June 2023 the EU's digital COVID certificate, set to expire this summer.
Coronavirus 14-03-2022

EU member states agree to extend COVID certificate by one year

The Council of 27 EU member states has agreed to extend the regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year, until 30 June 2023, but the extension now needs to be negotiated with the European Parliament.
Health 09-02-2022

COVID vaccine tracker should be applied to 40 other vaccines, says ECDC

EU countries need to further develop tracking tools to monitor vaccine rates, the director of the EU's infectious disease agency (ECDC) said, amongst talks of centring the role of digital health in preventative care.
Coronavirus 01-02-2022

Starting February COVID certificate valid for nine months

A new EU-wide rule enters into force on Tuesday (1 February), which will see the EU Digital COVID Certificate for the primary vaccine series be used for cross-border travel for a maximum of 270 days, equal to nine months.
Coronavirus 25-01-2022

EU countries update travel rules, scrapping additional COVID restrictions

Holders of a valid EU digital COVID certificate should not be subjected to additional restrictions such as quarantine when entering another member state, EU ministers agreed on Tuesday (25 January).
Health 05-01-2022

Austrian police raid suspected vaccine pass forgers

Austrian police said they had raided two dozen homes Wednesday, seizing equipment and placing 22 people under investigation on suspicion of forging vaccine certificates, weeks before Covid vaccines become mandatory.
Health 24-11-2021

COVID-19: EU disease centre calls for public health measures to be ’applied urgently’

The EU's disease centre, the ECDC, recommended on Wednesdays (24 November) applying sanitary measures immediately and pursuing efforts in vaccinating EU citizens to avoid a “very high COVID-19 burden“.
Elections 27-10-2021

The biggest irritant in the Bulgarian election: The COVID certificate

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev is the current favourite to win a second term in the 14 November elections, conducted together with parliamentary elections. However, the problematic COVID-19 situation and discontent over the recently introduced Green certificate might influence the outcome.
Coronavirus 26-10-2021

Did EU COVID certificate save Europeans’ summer?

Digital COVID certificate was originally set up as a tool to save the summer for European holidaymakers. Now that the fine weather is over, we can begin to wonder if it worked.
Coronavirus 03-09-2021

Commission insists EU COVID certificates ‘entirely secure’ after reports of French fakes

The EU COVID certificate is “entirely secure”,  the European Commission has stressed after reports of false health passes in France being used to circumvent the country’s COVID measures.
Health 10-08-2021

Coffee and croissant in a French cafe? You’ll need a COVID pass for that

The French morning ritual of a coffee and croissant became more complicated as people had to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test before taking a seat at their favourite cafe, though numerous eateries ignored the new rules.
Coronavirus 08-07-2021

MEPs bemoan ‘spaghetti’ of travel rules across EU

The EU is facing a patchwork across the bloc when it comes to travelling, despite having a fully running EU digital covid certificate. As the delta variant surges across the bloc, MEPs call for implementing harmonised measures instead of national restrictions.
EU-Africa 30-06-2021

African Union warns EU over vaccine certificate ‘inequality’

The African Union has warned that the European Union's non-recognition of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines manufactured in India risks disadvantaging people who received jabs in Africa.
Transport 29-06-2021

EU airlines, airports warn digital COVID certificate roll-out risks chaos

Groups representing Europe's largest airlines and airports have warned of chaos and hours-long queues unless countries better coordinate the roll-out of the EU's digital COVID-19 certificate and ensure passengers are processed before arriving at airports.
Technology 28-06-2021

The EU Digital COVID Certificate explained

Digital EU COVID certificate is a free tool that opens the EU borders for its citizens that have been vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered from it or have had a recent negative test result.
Coronavirus 09-06-2021

Parliament approves COVID certificate, passes the baton to member states

On Tuesday (8 June) the EU Parliament voted in favour of the EU digital COVID certificate initiative, bringing the EU one step closer to finalising the initiative due to come into force on 1 July.