Italy will implement the "EU COVID Digital Certificate" starting June 15
Italy is ready to implement "EU COVID digital certificate"Within a few days, the authorities announced after the European Parliament gave its final approval to the EU's COVID-19 certificates, through which it intends to restore travel to the Member States of the European Union.
The EU COVID digital certificate will serve as proof that the holder is fully vaccinated with the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson), has recovered from the disease or has a negative result for COVID-19 performed in the last 48 hours.
From 15 June, all EU COVID digital certificate holders will be allowed to enter Italy, attend weddings, concerts or go to nightclubs without further restrictions.
The certificate can be used for intra-EU travel from 1 July and should exempt travelers from quarantine entry or additional tests on arrival. The green permit can be presented either in digital format, on a smartphone, or printed on paper, because it has a unique QR code for verification, and border officials can use it to verify the holder.
The European Commission continues to encourage EU Member States to start issuing the COVID-19 passport as soon as possible, encouraging summer tourism in 2021.
Massimo Garavaglia, the Italian Minister of Tourism, previously said that he would like to see the certificates introduced earlier and this is because their tourist destinations, such as Greece, Spain and Croatia, have already implemented this certificate.
From June 1, seven EU countries began to implement the certificate, followed by Elvetia, Spain and Lithuania a few days away, but well ahead of the deadline set for July 1. Until the present, more than 1 million EU citizens have issued the EU COVID digital certificate.