Does the European Union prepare a vaccination passport or a health certificate?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – European Commissioner Thierry Breton explained that the return to normal life would not happen by “a passport”, but rather by a common digital health certificate. Is there a difference between the two?

THE QUESTION. Since the beginning of the year, the debate on the adoption of a “vaccination passport” to promote a return to normal life has continued to divide decision-makers in the European Union. The file has been on the Commission table since Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, anxious to save his country’s tourism industry, suggested that any citizen vaccinated against Covid-19 could travel without restrictions within the Union. .

While the countries of the South (Italy, Spain) and Northern Europe seem rather aligned on the need for a vaccination passport, France and Germany, for their part, believe that the debate is premature. Asked about the subject on LCI this Sunday, European Commissioner for Industry Thierry Breton explained that European harmonization would certainly not go through “a passport”, but rather by a “digital health certificate». «I asked my services to work on a specific application which would be the same in all EU countries», Said the one now responsible for accelerating the production of vaccine doses on the continent. But what difference is there between the two? What is the European Union preparing for?

CHECKS. In Brussels, discussions around the vaccine passport have dragged on in recent weeks. Not easy in a Europe

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