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When will the digital vaccination certificate come out in Germany? Everything you need to know about the new document


Costs, safety and timing: the plans for the digital vaccination certificate in Germany are becoming more specific. But there are still some questions for many citizens: inside.

Costs, safety and timing: the plans for the digital vaccination certificate in Germany are becoming more specific.

But there are still some questions for many citizens: inside.

Berlin - It could be that far in summer.

The digital vaccination pass in Germany should make it possible to simply prove vaccination protection on the smartphone.

He is thus expanding the yellow vaccination booklet, which is easy to forge.

But how exactly does the new ID work?

And how are people without a smartphone involved?

The most important answers.

What is the digital vaccination certificate and how does it work?

The discussion about easing the corona measures for vaccinated people is currently in full swing in Germany.

The first easing should come as early as this weekend (May 9th).

This drives the importance of the digital vaccination certificate again.

According to the Ministry of Health, citizens who have already been vaccinated should be able to save data such as the time of vaccination and vaccine on their smartphones.

For this purpose, a 2D barcode is created in the vaccination center or practice after the vaccination, which users can scan in once on their smartphone.

"The digital vaccination certificate is then controlled by the users on their smartphones via an app that can be downloaded free of charge," said the Ministry of Health.

There should also be an app for checking.

Protection against misuse: How can the data be protected against forgery?

In order to avoid misuse, only authorized persons in vaccination centers, hospitals and medical practices are allowed to issue the evidence.

"The digital vaccination certificate is cryptographically protected against changes and at the same time tied to a smartphone, so that there is as comprehensive protection as possible against duplication," it continues.

Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is currently also planning an exhibition in pharmacies in order to be able to make the passport quickly available to everyone.

In addition to medical practices and vaccination centers, “pharmacists should also be able to issue digital vaccination records for those who have already been vaccinated,” said Spahn to the

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Before the summer holidays: when will the digital vaccination certificate come and what will it cost?

The Ministry of Health currently assumes that the digital vaccination certificate will be available from the end of the second quarter.

So before the summer vacation.

In order to make it available to all citizens, the vaccination card will probably also be free, as can be seen from the position of the EU states.


When will the digital vaccination pass for Germany come?

It should also make travel possible again.

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What happens to children and people without a smartphone?

"Digital vaccination records of children or partners can be saved together on a smartphone," announced the Ministry of Health.

In addition, the yellow booklet remains valid.

"If vaccinated people do not have a smartphone or have lost it, proof of vaccination is of course still possible and valid using the well-known 'yellow booklet'", it says.

In addition, people without a smartphone should receive a digitally readable vaccination certificate as a QR code on paper, which serves as proof, according to the



Relaxation through the new passport: what is possible with the digital vaccination pass?

The governments determine the relaxation of measures in their own country independently of one another.

In Germany, this initially affects the exit and contact restrictions.

In addition, vacation trips in the EU are likely to be increasingly possible.

It is therefore to be expected that the German vaccination certificate will also be recognized at European level, as can be seen from statements by the Ministry of Health.

Above all, holiday countries such as Greece or Spain, whose economies are heavily dependent on tourism, had campaigned for certificates recognized throughout the EU at the European level.


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Source: merkur

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