Ljubljana – Slovenia and Hungary have agreed to mutually recognise their respective Covid-19 vaccination certificates, the Slovenian Ministry has announced. A vaccination certificate issued in one country will have the same legal effect as the one issued in another, in line with the internal national legal orders.
Lawmakers adopted on Thursday the EP's negotiating position on the proposal for a certificate to reaffirm the right to free movement in Europe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Renaming the proposed by the Commission 'Digital Green Certificate', MEPs agreed that the new "EU COVID-19 certificate" should be in place for 12 months and not longer.
"Even in the previous order on the anti-epidemic measures, the first point is my proposal to extend them by another month. Yes, there is a slight decline in morbidity, but there is no way to contain the pandemic until the end of April. The restrictions will probably have to be in place until the end of May," said for BNT, Chief State Health Inspector Assoc. Prof. Angel Kunchev.
All vaccines will make you eligible for entry into Greece, and those immunised will be directed to the green lane at the border to avoid traffic jams. Those who do not have a vaccination certificate will need a negative PCR or antigen test, said Greek Tourism Minister Harris Theoharis, who is visiting Belgrade, reports Sloboden Pecat.
European Internal Market Commissioner and head of the EC's vaccines task force, Thierry Breton, unveiled the first European "health passport" on Sunday, claiming he hopes Europe will have a summer season "comparable to last year". The new health certificate should be available "within two to three months" in both digital and paper formats, Breton told RTL radio and TV channel LCI.
The European Parliament will speed up the approval of the vaccination passport launching an urgent procedure. The aim is to start using the document by early summer.
Some MEPs stressed the need for strict safeguards for the protection of personal and medical data and stressed that the unvaccinated should not be discriminated against.