The European Commission has proposed the introduction of a digital green pass that will help grow cross-border tourism to revive economies in Europe. As of now, this is in the cards and more details will be released on March 17. Currently, the idea is that the digital certificate will allow authorities to know whether a traveler has been vaccinated or has been tested negative for the virus.
The digital health pass or document is going to contain other information, such as that of recoveries if in case the person was ill with the virus at some point. It is yet to be seen if such pass is mandatory for travelers, however, such a system is going to be valid for travel between European Union nations.
Speaking about this, the President of the European Union, Ursula von der Leyen said that the digital green pass aim is to provide:Proof that a person has been vaccinated
Results of tests for those who couldn’t get a vaccine yet and Info on COVID19 recovery.It will follow the respect of data protection, security, and privacy.
The president of the EU also tweeted mentioning such a pass and she emphasized that the digital green pass is going to be perfectly safe. It will not be called a vaccine passport as not everyone has access to them. The commission does not want any limit people from traveling due to limited access to vaccines.
The idea is that such a pass will make it easier for Europeans to move around Europe and have complete knowledge of the surroundings.