European parliament approves the Digital Green Pass to reactivate tourism
The European Parliament gave the green light yesterday to the launch of the Digital Green Certificate with which Europeans will be able to travel within the EU without restrictions from July 1st, by using it to prove that they have been vaccinated, have overcome the virus, or have tested negative with a diagnostic test 72 hours before the trip.
It is a free certificate which will be issued in digital or physical format, with the information, at least in the language of the issuing country, and in English, which harmonizes the systems of each Member State and offers basic information on the medical situation of its holder with respect to the coronavirus, but avoids the exchange of protected data and guarantees the safety of the information collected.
Its implementation and use in the EU Community is scheduled for July 1st, although there are already about a dozen countries that are making certificates available to their citizens, including Spain. The Justice Commissioner, Didier Reynders, urged the rest of the countries to start distributing them "now" and assured that there are more than a million documents issued already.
The Minister of Health for Spain, Carolina Darias, revealed yesterday that more than 124,000 digital certificates have already been issued in Spain, after being available since Monday. The Canary Islands began issuing this document yesterday, with almost 10,000 downloaded in just six hours from the Ministry of Health’s website and the MiHistoria APP.