The European Union (EU) executive committee has proposed that the validity of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate used in the region be up to 9 months after completion of vaccination.
Didier Lender, EU Commissioner for Legal Affairs, said, “We propose that the validity period of the EU Corona 19 certificate be 9 months. .
The EU issued the ‘EU Digital Corona 19 Certificate’ for EU residents in time for the summer vacation in July.
Certificate of recovery after completion of vaccination, test negative or positive test, and is intended to facilitate economic recovery by facilitating free movement within the region.
Possession of this will exempt you from separate quarantine or additional testing when traveling between the 27 EU member states and Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.
However, as the number of infections in Europe has increased recently and countries are starting to tighten restrictions again, it is proposed to update the certificate regulations.
The European Commission said that the nine-month validity period takes into account the guidelines of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), which recommends taking a booster shot six months after the completion of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the time required for countries to adjust their vaccination programs. explained.
This proposal by the European Commission must be approved by Member States and the European Parliament.
If the validity period is set for 9 months, the validity period will expire in the middle of next year considering that most EU residents who received the vaccine completed the vaccination in the second or third quarter of this year.