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Third-country nationals to be able to obtain Covid certificates

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decision will depend on the specific EU member state
14:10, 3 June 2021

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Third-country nationals will be able to obtain the EU digital Covid-19 certificate for travel. This requires that the authorities of individual EU countries accept proof of vaccination, a negative test result or recovery from Covid infection. CNN reported this citing the EU Commission spokesperson.

It is also noted that the decision will depend on the specific EU member state.

Related: Ukraine, Moldova to sign agreement on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates

"Right now if you're an American, not living in the EU, you could get the certificate if you ask the national authorities of a member state to give you that certificate based on some proof that you've been vaccinated, or had a recent Covid test," the spokesperson said.

The publication says that seven European countries - Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Poland - had started issuing EU digital Covid certificates for travel within the bloc. But the system will be fully enforced from July 1. The certificate free of charge, secure and accessible to all.

Related: Seven EU member countries begin to issue digital vaccine certificates

As it was reported earlier, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal stated that the launch of Covid-19 certificates in Ukraine is scheduled for early July. 

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