More than 1 million Europeans are provided with a health passport, giving them the opportunity to travel within the bloc, according to a statement from the European Commission. Passport – showing immunity to Covid-19 through vaccination or infection, or negative test will be used for travel within the EU starting 1 July.
“The more passports we have available, the easier the process will be during the summer – otherwise we will risk the outbreak of new cases as early as the first week of July.” said Reynders.
As of today, more than one million citizens have received such certificates – which can be on paper or digitally. EU lawmakers and capitals have also agreed that only people vaccinated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency – so far BioNTech / Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson – will be able to travel to all countries. EU.
But countries individually can also decide whether to accept tourists who have been vaccinated with Russian or Chinese vaccines. To prevent discrimination against the unvaccinated – especially Europeans who have not yet been vaccinated will only be allowed to travel with a negative test.