Today, seven new decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco and Panama are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate enter into force. As a result, the seven countries and territories will be connected to the EU's system and the COVID certificates they issue will be accepted in the EU under the same conditions as EU Digital COVID Certificates. At the same time, the countries and territories agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel from the EU to their countries. Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said: “During this summer we have seen that citizens are able to travel safely thanks to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This is a win-win situation: citizens can enjoy their right to free movement and businesses as well as the transport sector can start making up for the losses of past months. Since June, more than 420 million EU certificates have been issued. I therefore welcome that more and more countries outside the EU are joining our successful system. A total number of 42 countries – 27 EU Member States and 15 non-EU countries - are now taking part in the EU Digital COVID Certificate system, confirming the EU certificate as an international standard.” The Commission adopted the seven new decisions yesterday. Cooperation with other third countries to connect them to the EU system continues. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found on the dedicated website.
- Publication date
- 15 September 2021