EU And Swiss Agree Vaccine Certificate Recognition
Umer Jamshaid 24 days ago Thu 08th July 2021 | 04:50 PM
Brussels, July 8 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 8th Jul, 2021 ) :The European Union and Switzerland will recognise each other's Covid vaccination certificates from Friday, the European Commission announced on Thursday.
Proof of vaccination or acquired immunity via a recognised certificate can help travellers avoid restrictions like quarantine on arrival.
But member states remain in charge of their own border rules, and reserve the right to impose emergency controls if the epidemic situation deteriorates.
"I warmly welcome that the Swiss authorities have decided to implement a system based on the EU Digital COVID Certificate," EU justice commissioner Didier Reynders said.
"This will allow EU citizens and Swiss nationals to travel safely and more freely this summer."The EU document -- essentially a QR code available on smartphones or paper -- shows whether the bearer is vaccinated, recovered from an infection or recently tested negative.