The European Union will launch Covid passports in mid-June this year. This was announced by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi during a briefing following the conference of G20 tourism ministers, La Reppublica reports.
Draghi noted that Italy will introduce vaccination passports from the second half of May.
"The European green pass will be ready from the second half of June. Meanwhile, the Italian government has introduced a national green pass, which will take effect from the second half of May," Draghi said.
He added that Italy is waiting for tourists who "can already book a vacation."
Earlier it was reported that the ministers of tourism of the G20 countries, following a meeting on Tuesday, May 4, intend to support the introduction of the so-called Covid passports.
This initiative is expected to help tourism recover faster and have a beneficial effect on the global economy.
In the European Union, seven countries will take part in tests of "digital green certificates", which confirm that travelers are vaccinated against Covid-19.
As reported in April, Ukraine agreed with the European Commission on the compatibility of Ukrainian and European Covid passports. The compatibility of the Ukrainian and European certificates will allow Ukrainians to travel freely throughout Europe. A digital passport will confirm that a person has been vaccinated against coronavirus, has had it, and also passed tests.