The EU wants to keep corona certificates in place until June 2023

Corona certificatePhoto: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The EU’s common corona certificate should stay in place for another year, the EU Commission proposed on Thursday.

The common corona certificate has been used in connection with border crossings within the EU so that all citizens of the Union can easily prove that they have been fully vaccinated / recovered from COVID-19 / recently tested themselves. This certificate also covers Norway.

In principle, the corona certificate regulations expire in June this year. The European Commission is now proposing to extend the certificate until June 30, 2023.

“At this time, it is not possible to predict the effects of a possible increase in infection rates in the second half of 2022, or the emergence of new varieties. Extending the regulations will ensure that travelers can still use the EU’s digital corona certificate when traveling within the EU,” it is stated in a press release.

In addition, the Commission proposes that rapid tests of high quality, analyzed in laboratories, are also valid in the certificate. Furthermore, according to the proposal, the certificate should be able to show how many doses one has received throughout the EU, not just in the member state where the certificate was originally obtained.

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