10:34 Wednesday, 09 June 2021
The Digital Green Cert proposal has been passed by the European Parliament.
It will allow for travel across the bloc, were voted on by MEPs yesterday, with the results revealed this morning.
The cert, due to be introduced in Ireland on July 19th, will show if a passenger has been vaccinated, tested negative for Covid, or has recovered from the virus.
A digital green certificate is a proof that a person:
has been vaccinated against COVID-19,
recovered from COVID-19,
or received a negative test result.
It will be available free of charge as an electronic or paper version and will include a QR code to ensure authenticity. pic.twitter.com/2Y618sVjwE
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) March 17, 2021
This will be an extremely welcome development for people who’ve been thinking of going on holiday this year.
Many have been afraid to even voice the idea of going away during the pandemic over fears of being perceived as irresponsible.
But The Irish Travel Agents Association says the vaccine passport will take away the stigma of travelling during a pandemic.
You can see full details on the the Digital Green Cert here