Joint Statement by EU institutions: EU clears way for the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Daily News 14 / 06 / 2021

Economia - pubblicata il 15 Giugno 2021

Source: European Commission Spokesperson’s Service

Today, the Presidents of the three EU institutions, the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission attended the official signing ceremony for the Regulation on the EU
Digital COVID Certificate, marking the end of the legislative process.

On this occasion Presidents David Sassoli and Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister António Costa said: – The EU Digital COVID
Certificate is a symbol of what Europe stands for. Of a Europe that does not falter when put to the test. A Europe that unites and grows when faced with challenges. Our Union showed again that we
work best when we work together. The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation was agreed between our institutions in the record time of 62 days. While we worked through the legislative process, we
also built the technical backbone of the system, the EU gateway, which is live since 1 June. We can be proud of this great achievement. The Europe that we all know and that we all want back is a
Europe without barriers. The EU Certificate will again enable citizens to enjoy this most tangible and cherished of EU rights – the right to free movement. Signed into law today, it will enable us
to travel more safely this summer. Today we reaffirm together that an open Europe prevails.

The full statement is available online
and you can watch the signing ceremony on EbS.

More on EU Digital COVID Certificate is available on the
, factsheet
and Questions and
Answers (update)

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