France will move to the "EU Covid Digital Certificate" on June 22
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The French authorities have announced that they will update the COVID-19 vaccination certificate so that it can be synchronized with "EU COVID digital certificate", which is scheduled to be released on July 1, though some European countries have already started issuing and accepting the document. Thus, France will move to the "EU Covid Digital Certificate" on June 22.
According to the French government's announcement, the new vaccination certificates will contain a QR code that will work with verification tools used in all EU Member States to verify COVID-19 tests and vaccination documents issued in any country that is part of the European Union.
"All people who have added vaccination certificates to the French application TousAntiCovid will have their certificates automatically updated on June 22.", stressed the Minister for Digitization, Cédric O. Citizens who have the documents in physical format will have to enter the French health insurance site Ameli to download a new version of vaccination certificates.
France will move to the "EU Covid Digital Certificate" on June 22.
In addition, people who have not been fully vaccinated are allowed to travel using PCR tests. Test certificates are available through the government website sidep.gouv.fr, and from June 22 they will also contain QR codes. The French authorities mentioned that people who cannot access the site because they are not part of the French health system should seek help from the health professional who performed the test, in order to provide them with a valid certificate.
Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Spain are currently the countries that have started using the EU certificate., allowing COVID-19 vaccination documents or tests issued there to be verified in other European countries. According to figures revealed by EU Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, more than one million EU citizens have already obtained the EU COVID-19 passport from 1 June.
Since the outbreak began, France has reported more than 621.270 cases of COVID-19 infection, while more than 109.330 people have died, according to figures released by the World Health Organization. The French government is trying to find new ways to relaunch the tourism sector before the summer season. To this end, since 9 June, France has reopened the borders for vaccinated travelers from 38 countries and residents of the 26 Member States of the European Union.