Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, says that COVID-19 vaccine certificates for the European Union will appear on June 15, 2021.
According to Breton, the certificate will have the following information:
- The date of birth;
- The number of a passport with a QR code;
- The name of a vaccine used to vaccinate the holder of the document.
Also, the certificate will contain information whether the holder of the certificate has COVID-19 antibodies and what the result of his or her PCR testing is.
The use of the certificate will be voluntary. However, if citizens refuse to get vaccinated, they will still have to have their coronavirus testing done to be admitted to certain places, in particular on board the plane.
According to Breton, all the Europeans who want to get vaccinated will have to have equal access to a vaccine. It will be good if there is a certificate that demonstrates their condition, he added.
Vaccination passports: Facts
- On March 17, 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate the safe free movement of citizens within the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- On March 25, MEPs decided to speed up the vote on the proposal.
- The World Health Organization did not support the idea of creating so-called vaccination passports.