European Parliament approves Covid-19 certificate

By TPN/Lusa, in News, COVID-19 · 11-06-2021 01:00:00 · 5 Comments

The European Parliament has approved the adoption of the Covid-19 digital certificate, which will allow EU citizens who have already been vaccinated, recovered from an infection or have been tested, to travel without restrictions within the European Union from 1 July.

In a vote held on 8 June in Strasbourg, but the result of which was only released on 9 June - due to the remote counting of votes, as the plenary session is held in a hybrid format - the assembly gave its ‘green light’ to the certified with 546 votes in favour, 93 against and 51 abstentions.

After, in mid-May, the negotiators of the Portuguese presidency of the EU Council and the European Parliament reached a political agreement on the certificate, proposed by the European Commission last March, the approval by the assembly of the text of the compromise that legally frames the document paves the way for its entry into force, as planned, on 1 July, for a duration of 12 months.

Designed to facilitate a return to free movement within the EU and to support the tourism sector in particular, in an attempt to ‘save’ the summer of 2021, this ‘transit pass’, will work similarly to a boarding card for trips, in digital and/or paper format, with a QR code to be easily read by electronic devices, and is to be made available free of charge, and in the citizen’s national language and in English.

As part of the implementation of this European certificate, it is expected that Member States will not apply restrictions again, when almost half of Europeans have already received the first dose of the vaccine against Covid-19, unless the epidemiological situation justifies it, however it will always be up to national governments to decide whether travellers with the certificate will have to undergo quarantine, further testing (for example, in addition to entry tests) or additional requirements.

On Tuesday, the European Commission urged EU member states to start issuing certificates proving vaccination, recovery or testing for Covid-19, in order to avoid “major blockages” in the official launch of the digital document at a community level.



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Comments:

Covid Pass a k a Medical Apartheid. It will create a big mess, a great fiasco.

By BoB from Algarve on 13-06-2021 09:04

Step in the right direction - If only the British politicians would follow and do the same. It will allow all the vaccinated Brits who love the Algarve and those that have property here, to travel, without the multiple jabs required, at costs higher than the plane fares

By richard Mckenzie from Algarve on 12-06-2021 08:31

Question. We are British but have been residents here for over 5yrs. So the certificate will not apply? We have lived in UK for many years

By Nicola Lynn Buckner from Alentejo on 11-06-2021 03:29

the mild flu has allowed goverments to treat people like cattle and strip them of their right.

most people are too weak-kneed to resist. the "vax" has killed more people than the disease. and all of the criminal "medical" components don't know how to count.
90% of covid is lies.

there is no vax for that

the EU can go to hell

By rodric reese from USA on 11-06-2021 12:58

The 12 month time limit is a strategy to get it through parliament without too much trouble. Once in, it will be here to stay with more and more personal data added on as time progresses. To get an idea what we will end up with (if this isn’t stopped) look at China and its Social Credit system. If you believe that this isn’t what the ultimate aim is then you are seriously deluded!

By SS from Algarve on 11-06-2021 09:21
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