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Digital Green Certificate: Everything We Know So Far

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  • Explainer
  • Posted by Good ID team (Good ID)
  • 14 May 2021

An outline of the EU’s proposal for immunization certificates

The European Commission has announced a Digital Green Certificate scheme, which will allow people to show a QR code as proof of their vaccine status, test results, and whether they have previously recovered from COVID. At least one of these criteria will have to be met in order to travel.

“It is important to note that the Digital Green Certificate does not act as a free pass to travel across state members. It is just the mechanism the EC has proposed to ease data exchange and the harmonization of health certificates for all EU members.”

The pass will be issued to citizens and residents of all EU states as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland. No software or technology has yet been developed for the certificate verification process, but it may build on contact tracing solutions that many member states have already put in place.

In the case of public entities and governments worldwide, making sure that the health data users use can be verified and traced is a top priority, especially after the surge in fake health certificates

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