Today, the Commission adopted three new equivalence decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Cabo Verde, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. As a result, the three countries will be connected to the EU's system and their certificates will be accepted under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. At the same time, Cabo Verde, Lebanon and the UAE agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for EU nationals traveling to the three countries. Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders,said: “The EU Digital COVID Certificate is unique and that's why 55 countries and territories in five continents have joined the system so far with more than 750 million certificates issued. Even if we have a difficult time with COVID-19 variants, we need the certificate; it has served in the past and will continue to serve in the future to help people to travel safely.” The Commission's decision enters into force today. All decisions are available online. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found on the dedicated website.
- Publication date
- 10 December 2021
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations