The certificate is a proof that the holder has been vaccinated, has a negative Covid-19 test or has recovered from Covid-19, and the information in a form of QR code can be checked in another country.
Currently information exchange can be held with those countries that also have joined – Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Lithuania, Poland and Spain.
The certificate will be issued by public authorities, will be free of charge and will be available in paper or digital format. Certificates will be compatible and verifiable throughout the European Union, and special rules will also prevent fraud and counterfeiting.
The system will be implemented from 1 July 2021 and will run for 12 months. The certificate will not be a precondition for free movement and will not be considered a travel document.