European Commission proposing to extend EU Covid Travel Passports to at least JUNE 2023 – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

European Commission proposing to extend EU Covid Travel Passports to at least JUNE 2023




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The current Regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate was adopted on 14 June 2021 and has been in force since 1 July 2021. It due to expire on 30 June 2022.

The European Commission are currently planning to extend this regulation into 2023.

In order for the extension to be adopted in time before the expiry date, the Council and the European Parliament must reach an agreement under the ordinary legislative procedure before that date.

The European Commission has proposed on 3 February 2022 to extend the Regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate by one year, until 30 June 2023. It had also introduced other targeted amendments to extend the range of authorised antigen tests and to allow vaccination certificates to be issued to persons participating in clinical trials, for example.

The Commission’s proposals around Covid travel certs includes the possibility for Member States to request proof of identity and a vaccination or recovery certificate has been introduced in order to be able to include all doses in a vaccination certificate, regardless of the place of vaccination. This possibility would make it easier for Member States to fulfil their obligation to issue a valid vaccination certificate, regardless of the place of vaccination.

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