Merkel: “Digital Vaccination Certificates” Before Summer
“Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate.”
Digital vaccination certificates allowing people to travel in Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic will probably be available [“available” as if they were a good] before summer, Angela Merkel has said.
Speaking after a virtual EU summit, the German chancellor said: “Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate.”
She told a press conference that the EU Commission would need around three months to create the technical basis for such documents.
Leaders discussed whether and when to introduce vaccine certificates, which could help smooth a return to travel throughout the continent and avoid another devastating summer holiday season.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, said he is confident EU leaders will agree on common standards to allow international travels during the summer, including through introducing vaccine certificates.
Source: The Independent