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Normal travel from June 1st? EU pushes plans for corona vaccination card

2021-03-18T10:13:46.123Z

Travel could be possible again in the summer thanks to a certificate - if the EU states play along. She is also planning a new lever for the corona vaccine replenishment.     



Travel could be possible again in the summer thanks to a certificate - if the EU states play along.

She is also planning a new lever for the corona vaccine replenishment.     

Finally vacation again despite the corona pandemic?

EU vaccination card should come on June 1st

Update from March 18, 2021

: According to the will of the EU Commission, Europeans should be able to travel again in the summer - with a "green certificate" as proof of vaccinations, tests or a survived Covid disease.

The concept was presented by Commission head Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on Wednesday.

After harsh criticism of the shortage of vaccines, she now wants to ensure that manufacturers primarily supply the EU.

Vaccine exports to countries like Great Britain should be restricted more strictly if necessary.

 "The vaccination certificate should be used by the beginning of summer, and summer begins on

June 1,

" said Margaritis Schinas, Vice President of the EU Commission of the

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

.

The EU heads of state and government had called for the development of a

mutually recognized digital vaccination certificate

.

However, they disagree as to whether this should make travel easier.

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) has reservations as long as only a few have access to a corona vaccination.

Vacation countries, however, are jostling.

Austria wants to start gradually introducing the certificate as early as April.

Von der Leyen is also aiming at freedom of movement with the move: "With this digital certificate we want to help our member states to restore freedom of movement responsibly and safely," said the CDU politician.

The commission wants to counter the criticism of advantages for vaccinated persons with the fact that

the planned certificates should also include negative tests or antibodies after a corona infection

.

The commission calls the evidence

"digital green certificate"

.

But it should also apply in paper form.

Everyone should get it for free, all EU states should recognize it.

The central point is a

QR code

that is supposed to guarantee the security and authenticity of the certificate.

In principle, it should be left to the EU states which advantages they grant.

However, if they continue to require, for example, quarantine or tests from holders of the certificates, they would have to explain reasons for this at EU level.


From von der Leyen's point of view, it is crucial that vaccination is faster in Europe.

She reiterated the goal of vaccinating 70 percent of adults in the EU by the end of the summer

.

Likewise, the forecast that the EU countries will receive 100 million vaccine doses in the first quarter and at least 300 million in the second quarter.

+

The yellow vaccination certificate should continue to exist.

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EU plans to introduce a corona vaccination pass - requirements will be created by the summer

Update from February 26, 2021

: At a video conference on Thursday, the heads of state and government of the European Union agreed to introduce a

digital corona vaccination card

.

The ID card should be valid throughout the EU.

According to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, it would take "around three months" to create the technical requirements for the digital document.

"The expectation is that it will be ready by the summer," confirmed Chancellor Angela Merkel.

So far, however, it has not yet been clarified which advantages the vaccination certificate should bring.

Ursula von der Leyen said that each country had to decide this for itself.

Merkel emphasized, however, that

the introduction of the digital document does not mean that only people with corona vaccination are allowed to travel within the EU

: "No political decisions have been made

about

this at all."

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz welcomes the decision to have a uniform vaccination record.

After the EU summit, he spoke up on Twitter: “I am delighted that there is a broad front of support for the idea of ​​a green passport among the EU member states.

Now it's about the fastest possible implementation! ”Greece's Prime Minister Mitsotakis has been supporting the idea of ​​a common vaccination pass for a long time - Greece is also heavily dependent on tourism.

It is the same in Spain, where the government is already planning its own vaccination certificate, which is expected to be tested in the Balearic Islands.

According to

reisetopia.de,

however,

this would

- like all other individual vaccination certificates - be established in the EU's digital document.

Traveling in the corona pandemic: what exactly does the EU vaccination pass look like?

The EU vaccination pass should be possible both in digital form and on paper, as reported by fr.de *.

In addition to the personal data, the vaccine used and the issuing authority should be included.

Furthermore, there should be a kind of electronic seal, for example a

QR code

, with which the vaccination status of the person concerned can be read off quickly.

Decision made on EU-wide corona vaccination?

The results summarized

Update from January 22nd, 2021

: At the video conference between the EU heads of government on Thursday evening, the decision on a

uniform vaccination card that could allow vaccinated citizens more freedom of movement was postponed

.

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ventured into this with the support of the Spanish government.

However, the proposal seems to have met with little approval.

Ursula von der Leyen explained that it is currently not known whether vaccinated people can actually no longer pass the virus on.

Nor is it known how long the vaccines will last.

Nevertheless, there is still the well-known yellow vaccination certificate according to WHO guidelines.

A decision on a document that allows more freedom of travel is

hardly to be expected before summer

, according to

dw.com

.

The internal borders, on the other hand, should remain open, with

stricter controls, uniform mandatory tests and quarantine

requirements.

The EU heads of government are particularly concerned about the coronavirus mutations.

A plan is therefore to be presented on Monday that will better deter tourists from unnecessary trips.

But there was no talk of a direct ban.

Is the corona vaccination certificate coming now?

EU fights over travel freedoms

Original message from January 21, 2021

: With the start of vaccinations in Europe, the debate about freedoms for vaccinated people * has come more and more into focus.

Should people who have been immunized be allowed to travel freely in Europe again?

And how do you check that?

Whether there will be a joint document to prove corona vaccinations will be discussed by the 27 EU member states on Thursday evening at the special corona summit via video.

EU countries are debating common corona vaccination passports: How quickly will the decision be made?

The Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis made the first attempt with a letter to the EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen.

In it, he called for a uniform vaccination certificate so that people vaccinated against corona can soon travel to Europe again without restrictions.

In the Corona video summit, however, the first thing to do is

to

agree

on a common procedure for "vaccination certificates"

- whether easier travel or other privileges are being discussed is only vaguely worded.

"We will discuss the suitability of a common approach to certification as well as under which circumstances certificates can be used, if appropriate," says the letter of invitation from EU Council President Charles Michel to the heads of government and state, according to

focus.de

.

However, a decision will probably take a few weeks.

Corona: Different opinions among EU countries on the vaccination passport debate

According to

Welt.de,

the

German

Minister of State for Europe

Michael Roth (SPD) considers

the discussion of the details of a European vaccination pass to be

premature

.

Finally, it is still unclear whether people vaccinated against corona are still infectious.

However, other countries such as

Spain, Portugal, Greece, Croatia and Austria

plead for a decision on a vaccination certificate as soon as possible - especially since the processes in Europe are usually tough.

For vacation countries in particular, the

early mobility of people will play a major role in order to rekindle tourism

.

Also interesting

: the first countries in Europe are lifting travel restrictions for people vaccinated against corona.

In this context, Austria's European Minister Karoline Edstadtler (ÖVP) said: “I consider a vaccination certificate that is coordinated and that looks the same as a very important part.” Mobility is “a basic requirement” for a functioning internal market, travel and tourism.

According to

focus.de,

Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa is also in

favor of the Greek Prime Minister's initiative: "For countries like Portugal and Greece, tourism is particularly

important for our economies

." Spanish Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto agrees with the proposal according to a report by Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) also said: "That could help restore mobility at European level."

But in Germany too,

according to

dw.com

, MP Angelika Niebler, for example, advocates the rapid introduction of a Europe-wide vaccination pass, as does Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD).

The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) expressed himself in the ARD talk show “Maischberger.

The week “also positive about it.

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) is still hesitant.

Traveling despite Corona: What will the EU vaccination certificate look like?

There have been plans for a common vaccination certificate for a long time, the corona pandemic only pushed the debate forward.

Therefore, an EU-wide vaccination certificate will probably not only list vaccinations against the coronavirus, but also measles, for example.

In addition, there are the personal data of the person being vaccinated, the place and date of the vaccination and the vaccine used.

According to

Welt.de,

a

Europe-wide electronic vaccination pass is

planned in the

long term

.

(fk / dpa) * Merkur.de and fr.de are offers from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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