Ireland calls for speedy implementation of the European COVID-19 certificate

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Ireland calls for speedy implementation of the European COVID-19 certificate. GThe Irish government has decided to adopt EU plans for "EU COVID-19 certificate”, So that the tourism industry can take advantage of international visitors this summer. MP Maria Walsh urged the Government to ensure that the necessary work at national level for the implementation of the certificates takes place as soon as possible, so that they can be used by the beginning of summer.

Former Fine Gael Minister Senator Regina Doherty insisted that "Ireland needs to be prepared to implement the EU-launched certificate for cross-border travel within the European Union, so as not to be left behind by the rest of Europe", which is sure to reopen borders for international travel in the coming months.

Ireland calls for speedy implementation of the European COVID-19 certificate.

She stressed that the Departments of Health, Justice, Foreign Affairs and Transport must provide assurance that they will be ready to implement digital and paper systems immediately after they are developed and launched by the EU, reports

Moreover, Trinity College biochemist Luke O'Neill said the launch of the EU certificate, which will allow international travel for people who have been immunized, vaccinated or only partially vaccinated, is a reasonable measure to restore safe tourism. O'Neill said that improving the epidemiological situation in the country should remove many restrictions and believes that the launch of certificates could end the mandatory quarantine, at least for certificate holders.

Once countries agree on the implementation scheme, each government will have six weeks to implement it after it officially becomes operational.

However, ministers suggested that Ireland not introduce the system immediately and wait until the end of the year to recognize the certificates. In the voting process, 540 deputies supported the proposal, 199 were against and 31 abstained.

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