The EU reveals Travel Green Pass' main features
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The Digital Green Pass created by the European Commission is meant to be free and both web- and paper-based. Learn here about the latest updates.
Last update: March 17th, 2021

The European Commission has approved the Digital Green Pass draft regulation on March 17th, 2021, which should be available "before summer."

Several details regarding European health certificate to travel has been shared by EU leaders during a joint press conference held by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice, and Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for Internal Market.

Meanwhile, the Member States are openly showing their thoughts on the Green Pass initiative.

EU Digital Green Pass: What we know so far

Both during the press conference and in an official press release, the European Commission has tackled the main features of the Digital Green Certificate. This is what is known so far:

Eligibility to obtain a Digital Green Certificate

The Digital Green Certificate will be "available to all EU citizens and their families" even if they live abroad, said Reynders, one of the key EU leaders involved in the development of the regulation.

The issuance of the health pass will also be open to nationals of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Reynders has also confirmed the European Union health pass will be free of charge for citizens of the region.

The travel document "must avoid any type of discrimination," emphasized the European officer. That is why, according to the EC statement, "all people – vaccinated and non-vaccinated – should benefit from a Digital Green Certificate when travelling in the EU."

Format of the European COVID pass

The draft regulation, prepared by several EU leaders together with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), also proposes that nationals from the Member States can access the COVID pass certificate…
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