Today, the Commission has adopted two new equivalence decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Benin and Jordan are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. As a result, the two countries will be connected to the EU's system. The EU will accept their COVID certificates under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that holders of certificates issued by Benin and Jordan, will be able to use them under the same conditions as holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate do. At the same time, Benin and Jordan agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for arriving EU nationals. Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders said: “As from today, the list of countries and territories connected to the EU Digital COVID Certificate system raises to 62. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is key to travelling safely these days and more and more people profit from it”. The Commission’s decision adopted today will enter into force as of 17 February 2022. All decisions are available online. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found on the dedicated website.
- Publication date
- 16 February 2022
- Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations