More than 200 million corona certificates have already been issued within the European Union, the European Commission reports.
Since Thursday, almost all EU Member States have been using these certificates. Only Ireland is not quite ready due to a cyber attack
The certificate, also known as the corona travel certificate, shows that someone has tested negative for the coronavirus, has recently recovered from an infection or has been vaccinated against Covid-19. This should enable safe travel within the European Union.
Travellers with these certificates are not subject to any entry restrictions upon arrival. They do not have to be quarantined, although a country can decide to introduce these kinds of measures in some cases.
This is possible, for example, if travellers come from countries where a new virus variant is spreading dangerously.