The European Parliament (EP) announced the adoption of the digital vaccine certificate voted yesterday. It was stated that the resolution passed the parliament with 546 yes, 93 no, and 51 abstention votes. Following the approval of the European Union (EU) Council, the decision will enter into force on the 1st of July after its publication in the Official Gazette.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, announced on May 20 that the negotiations between the EU Commission, the European Council, and the EP on the vaccination certificate had resulted in a consensus.
According to this consensus, EU member states will avoid travel restrictions such as additional testing or quarantine as of July 1st, when the certificate will take effect.
In necessary cases, such as the protection of public health, countries may take additional measures. The certificate will be free, in paper or digital form.
The digital vaccination certificate will contain information showing whether people have received the Covid-19 vaccine, if so, where and which vaccine, the document regarding the recovery of those who have had the disease and the antibody level, and the Covid-19 test result. With the certificate, travel restrictions for people who have received approved Covid-19 vaccines in the EU will be lifted.