Croatia expects digital Covid vaccination certificates to be ready by June

NEWS 23.03.2021 22:32
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Croatia is expected to prepare by June to necessary legislation and technical requirements needed to introduce a digital Covid-19 certificate proving that its holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19, or has recovered from it, or has tested negative, a government official said on Tuesday.

A senior official of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Andreja Metelko-Zgombic, took part on Tuesday in an informal conference of ministers of European affairs, at which she stressed the importance of ensuring a stable, predictable and faster delivery of vaccines so that the common EU goal of inoculating 70 percent of the EU population by summer could be achieved, state agency Hina reported.

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Metelko-Zgombic said that Croatia welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for the introduction of the so-called digital green certificates that would facilitate free and safe travel within the EU.

She said that Zagreb “expects the adoption of the relevant legislative proposal and completion of technical preparations according to plan, by June, so that certificates could start to be used as soon as possible.”

In a separate event, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday that work was underway on pushing forward the delivery of some of the agreed vaccine supplies from the Q4 to Q2 2021, so that the dynamic of vaccination could be stepped up before the summer tourist season. The vaccine in question is expected to be the Pfizer vaccine.

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