International vaccination certificate and Covid-19 passport: Difference explained

Source : 112 Ukraine

Meanwhile, Hungary, Moldova and Turkey agree to recognize Ukrainian vaccination certificates against Covid-19
08:39, 8 June 2021

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The Health Ministry of Ukraine has given attention to the difference between the international vaccination certificate and the so-called “Covid-19 certificate” also known as Covid-19 passport, the green certificate as the ministry reported on Facebook.

It is noted that the international vaccination certificate is the document on received vaccinations that meet the international medical and sanitary norms. It can be received in Ukraine after the vaccination with two doses of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine. The certificate should be distinguished from the “Covid certificate” – the document that is developed in Ukraine considering the demands of the EU and the WHO and it should be launched from July 1, 2021.

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The international vaccination certificate:

  • it is stated that it can be received after the end of the immunization cycle from Covid-19;
  • it shows that a person is completely vaccinated from Covid-19;
  • it can be received only in paper format;
  • it is issued at any medical facility connected to the electronic system of the healthcare;
  • it will be used for crossing of state borders of countries that recognize this certificate.

“Covid certificate”:

  • it is developed in Ukraine according to the EU Digital Green Certificate and WHO Smart Vaccination Certificate and it should be launched from July 1;
  • it will contain information not only about vaccination but also about negative PCR-tests and recovering after Covid-19;
  • it will be issued in electronic and paper forms and it will have a QR code;
  • it can be received in paper form at healthcare facilities and at Diya app in electronic variant;
  • it should exist in two versions: inner – for the use inside the country and external – for visiting overseas;
  • the international demands for this certificate are not approved yet; its format can be changed to meet the demands of the EU and the WHO.

Related: Foreign Ministry tells which countries to be open to Ukrainians after introduction of Covid passports

As we reported, governments of seven EU member countries began to issue digital certificates of vaccination. Since this particular day, the documents are available in Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic.


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