Ireland will implement the "EU COVID Digital Certificate" from 19 July

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After waiting almost three weeks longer than other European countries to release EU COVID Digital Certificate, the Irish are warned to carefully check travel restrictions in the destination country, as they are constantly changing.


Unlike Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Denmark, which began issuing the EU COVID Digital Certificate on 1 June, Ireland waited until 19 July to connect to the EUDCC gateaway. The delay is believed to have been caused by cyber attacks in May targeting the country's healthcare provider.

However, the document aims to facilitate the process of travel across Europe for all European citizens in fully vaccinated Member States. Vaccines authorized by the European Medicines Agency, such as Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Janssen, are accepted. In addition, people who are immune to the virus due to a previous infection or who have a negative PCR test result are also eligible to obtain such a document.

Ireland will implement the "EU COVID Digital Certificate" from 19 July.

As the Irish prepare to spend their holidays abroad, many territories are implementing their own travel restrictions and requirements, taking into account the situation of Coronavirus in the traveler's country of origin, especially those countries experiencing increases in infection rates. Delta variant to Coronavirus.

France, one of the states with the strictest travel restrictions in the EU, recently announced that it will change travel restrictions against unvaccinated travelers in the UK, Spain and Portugal. Although these rules do not apply to fully vaccinated Irish citizens, it is important to remember the specific rules that France has implemented regarding vaccines.

On the other hand, the Spanish authorities allow tourists from Ireland to enter Spanish territory without being quarantined if they provide a vaccination certificate, a disease recovery certificate or a negative PCR test result.

According to the World Health Organization, Ireland has reported 12 Coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, while 783 positive cases have been reported. As of July 13, 2021, a total of 4.861.257 doses of vaccine have been administered in the country.

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