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EU reached agreement on technical standards for vaccine passes

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In order to revitalize the tourism industry, the European Union has reached an agreement on technical standards for vaccine passes. (Bloomberg)

 In order to revitalize the tourism industry, the European Union has reached an agreement on technical standards for vaccine passes.

The European Union recently decided to implement a vaccine pass program to allow holders of “green digital certificates” to move freely among EU countries in order to help member countries that rely heavily on tourism.

Bloomberg reported that a statement released by the European Union on Wednesday (April 14) stated that the envoy’s meeting in Brussels agreed to support a draft law listing the details of a “green digital certificate.”

Holders of the “green digital certificate” can show a certificate proving that they have completed the Coronavirus vaccination, tested negative for the virus, or have been infected but have recovered.

Next, governments and the European Parliament are expected to start negotiations in May. By June, the agreement will allow people with vaccine passes to travel within the European Union more easily without isolation.

The European Commission announced that the “certificate” will be used in all 27 EU countries and four non-members of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Citizens of EU countries, citizens of other countries who have long lived in the EU, and foreign tourists who have the right to travel to the EU can apply for a certificate.

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