As countries race to vaccinate as much of their population as possible, the EU has been working on the much-anticipated digital passport to ensure safe travel during the pandemic.
The initiative is being introduced as a solution to the complicated requirements to enter various EU countries during the pandemic. Many travelers are required to present documents to prove they either have received the vaccine, been tested negative, or have recovered from Covid-19.
The idea for the digital passport is to make travel easier and safer within the EU by standardising the entry requirements.
The ‘Digital Green Certificate’ will be free and valid in all EU nations, plus its close partners; Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The European Commission has also stated that they are open to developing the project into a global one.
The legalisation of the concept will take place end of April, and be ready for use by the summer of 2021.