Belgium is among the countries technically ready to connect to the European gateway for the issuance of European Covid certificates, which seven other countries are already in the process of issuing or controlling, at least partially, the European Commission said on Tuesday.Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Poland have already connected to the gateway and started issuing the first certificates. Some of them, like Germany, still only do it in certain regions (Länder), or only for one of the certificates (vaccine, recovery, test), according to a Commission spokesperson. Other countries have decided to launch the certificate only when all functions are rolled out nationally. In Belgium, the Concertation Committee (Codeco) on Friday June 4 will have to provide clarity on the implementation modalities. The European regulation must come into force on July 1, provided that the pre-agreement reached on May 20 between the Parliament and the Council (Member States) is validated by these two co-legislators in the days to come. Member States that require more time will have a six-week transition period (until mid-August). Created to facilitate summer travel during a pandemic, the European Covid certificate must allow its wearer to certify that he has been completely vaccinated, that he has recovered after recent contamination or that he has received a test. negative before his departure. (Belga)
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