On Monday, the European Union released its finished the legislative process on the Covid-19 vaccine passports for international travel in Europe. It is being called the “EU Digital Covid Certificate.”
The Daily Wire reports:
So far, a dozen countries are using the free mobile app, which uses a QR code to prove that a traveler has received a Covid-19 vaccine, recently tested negative for Covid-19, or has already caught and recovered from the virus. The certificate is supposed to exempt travelers who cross the border into another European country from restrictions like quarantine requirements.
An individual’s name, date of birth, and information about their vaccine status are stored on the certificate, but the personal information is not recorded permanently by countries the person visits.
“Our Union showed again that we work best when we work together,” Presidents David Sassoli and Ursula von der Leyen and Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa said in a statement.
The EU Commission proposed the idea in March of using a document to verify a traveler’s vaccination status in order to allow freedom of movement again between European countries.
An EU spokesperson told Forbes earlier this month that U.S. citizens could get the passport if they so wanted.
“Right now if you’re an American, not living in the E.U., you could get the certificate if you ask the national authorities of a member state to give you that certificate based on some proof that you’ve been vaccinated, or had a recent Covid test,” said the EU spokesperson.