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Corona: Green EU vaccination certificate for returning to everyday life? What is the problem in Germany

2021-05-02T19:45:33.553Z

The EU-wide corona vaccination pass is slowly taking shape. The introduction of the certificate was initiated in Brussels. Germany is said to be worried.



The EU-wide corona vaccination pass is slowly taking shape.

The introduction of the certificate was initiated in Brussels.

Germany is said to be worried.

Brussels / Munich - From summer, an EU-wide uniform vaccination card should enable travel despite Corona.

The EU Parliament recently paved the way for the final negotiations with the individual European member states.

It is hardly to be expected that everything will run smoothly here: rather, many a dispute is looming over the change requests, in the case of Germany even the issue of digitization is said to be a problem.

In general, the subject of the EU vaccination pass is a matter of enormous importance: On the one hand, of course, for the member states that are heavily dependent on tourism, and the project also represents a milestone on the way to return to old freedoms for holidaymakers - provided the plan works.

An overview with important answers:

European corona vaccination pass: What is planned at EU level

The EU Commission * in Brussels is on behalf of the 27 EU countries to ensure that there is no patchwork of different documents.

Therefore, in March 2021, in view of the current Corona situation, she proposed the legal introduction of a so-called green certificate: The national authorities must then issue this document in accordance with uniform EU rules, which, however, are still being negotiated in detail.

Traveling despite Corona: What information should the green certificate contain?

The European corona vaccination card should provide information on whether a person can spread the Sars-CoV-2 virus or at least how likely this is.

In addition to information about a possible vaccination, the document should therefore also contain test results and information about an already overcome Covid disease *.

Digital EU vaccination pass: Green certificate via QR code also planned as a printout

The certificate is intended as a digital document to be presented on a smartphone.

However, it should also be possible to print out the vaccination certificate with the relevant data.

In this regard, it is important that a QR code can be scanned in order to check its authenticity.

As planned, the document should be able to be displayed in the respective national language as well as in English.

The German version of the vaccination pass app will also adhere to these requirements, confirmed the Ministry of Health *.

Benefits for traveling only?

Countries regulate additional measures

Each EU country decides for itself which activity the European vaccination certificate is a "green light" for.

However, the EU Parliament demands that at least quarantine and test obligations when crossing borders for vaccinated people who tested negative as well as those recovered from Covid-19 must be dropped.

There is still disagreement here because some Member States do not want Brussels to dictate this point either.

The EU Commission will therefore not decide whether the vaccination certificate should also bring benefits beyond the planned travel facilitation.

Numerous EU countries are engaged in such mind games, in Germany the federal government has not yet made a decision.

Green vaccination pass for EU countries: when will the certificate be introduced?

The Commission, Parliament and the Federal Government are aiming for implementation at the end of June.

After the EU Parliament gave the green light, negotiations with the member states have started.

Due to different positions, experts expect that a common solution to detailed questions will be difficult.

And then there are obviously problems with the technical implementation.

EU vaccination certificate is supposed to make traveling in Europe easier - technical problems threaten

As W

elt.de

reports, Germany in particular worries the EU Commission.

The reason is therefore the slow digitization in the country.

However, it is assumed that as of June 1st, other EU countries will not be able to offer the green vaccination certificate because technical requirements cannot be met by then.

As with the Corona warning app, the German companies Telekom and SAP are also involved in the EU-wide solution.

This is about the provision of the technical infrastructure and about setting up an interface that enables the digital exchange of electronic signature keys.

Another requirement is to establish the authenticity of the digital vaccination certificates across the EU.

At the same time, each country must create the technical prerequisites itself.

In Germany, the IT companies IBM, Ubirch, Govdigital and Bechtle were commissioned for this.

The national solutions must then be linked to one another across Europe via that interface, as

Welt.de

explains.

Astrazeneca and Co .: Which vaccines actually count and are there any restrictions?

The EU Parliament * wants only vaccinations with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) to be listed in the green certificate. According to the current status, these are the funds from Biontech / Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca and Johnson & Johnson. This, too, is ultimately decided by the individual countries: Hungary, for example, also vaccinates the Russian vaccine Sputnik V * and vaccines from China. Member States will therefore be free to use these funds to recognize vaccination certificates.

(PF / AFP) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

Source: merkur

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