Greece and Denmark have become the first to launch the Covid 1 vaccine passport for travel inside EOVs as the group pushes all member states to adopt the system, and U.S. officials say they are considering the idea.
The two countries held a separate press conference with Greek Prime Minister Kiriakos Mitsotakis on Friday and signed the new pass. Calling They “Quick lane for easy travel” In Europe and help “Restore freedom of movement.”
Some EU states, including Denmark, have already implemented their internal vaccination certificates, while new passports can be used with March for border travel. Offer By the European Commission.
Greek and Danish passports are managed via a phone app, which shows the user’s vaccine status and the last time they were checked for coronavirus. Both also use scannable QR codes for quick relay of information, although paper versions will also be made available.
The European Union (EU) has urged its 27 member states to adopt a black-wide passport by July 1. Agreeing in principle with last week’s plan ahead of the summer tourism season. The push block came after yesterday Travel restrictions easy Added to the height of the epidemic, recommending that foreign visitors be allowed if members are fully vaccinated.
The European Parliament has yet to formally approve the passport scheme, while many countries have moved forward. Apart from Greece and Denmark, Ireland too Announced It is planned to adopt the International Covid Pass by Friday, July 1, while the UK’s National Health Service recently Updated Its digital passport application for cross-border travel.
Passports will also be valid in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, even if you are not an EU member. According to In the European Commission.
As it passes across Europe, U.S. officials say they are also looking at the concept of foreign travel, with Homeland Security Department (DHS) chief Alejandro Mayorkas Telling ABC Friday is the Joe Biden administration “Looking at it very closely.”
Following a DHS spokesperson ClarifiedAlthough there is none “Federal Mandate” In addition to passing any kind of vaccine, the government only helps Americans meet entry requirements in other countries.
“What is that? [Mayorkas] Was mentioning; Ensuring that all American travelers will be able to easily meet any expected foreign entry requirements. “ They said.
Administration officials had previously stressed that no federal vaccine pass would apply to travel to the United States, saying the White House would work with private sector passport development companies to create standards of use. The CDC will help decide which institution will issue credentials and passes according to internal documents Received By The Washington Post in March.
This issue has become very controversial in the United States Restrictions ‘Vaccine passports’ in full, some condemn them outright and threaten privacy. Others, e.g. New York and Hawaii, Has been put to use.
Brussels, meanwhile, indicated that Americans seeking to visit the EU in the coming months will need some form of vaccination certificate and will need to prove that they have been fully vaccinated with one of the four official vaccines on black. Three of them are also approved in the US, with the exception of AstraZeneca inoculation.
“Americans, as far as I can see, use European medicine agency-approved vaccines,” he said. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the New York Times in a recent interview that it would enable “Independent Movement” Within the EU. She gave time to decide when to drop the travel rules, although leaving it unclear could be a testament to US tourism.
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