European Commissioner for Internal Market, who is responsible for vaccines, Thierry Breton informed that despite the fact that the presence of the immune certificate is not obligatory; the refusal from it might lead to additional procedures during traveling as LCl reported.
According to the official, people who do not want to vaccinate should be ready to pass the extra safety measures in Europe, particularly, express tests as its negative results will be needed to get on a plane or event.
Moreover, Breton reminded about the document of the European Commission that states that people without certificates on the vaccination ‘will more likely face such measures as quarantine from the side of the EU states if it is reasonable for public health’.
Thierry Breton also stated that the European health certificate will act from June 15.
As we reported, a proposal to introduce so-called "vaccine passports" to aid free movement within the bloc, will only be valid with EMA-approved vaccinations. Currently, Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are approved in the EU.