Greece among first EU countries to test vaccination passport


Greece is among the first countries that will participate in the trials for issuing “green” digital certificates confirming that travelers have been vaccinated against Covid-19, a senior European Union official said on Friday.

The official said the EU countries were divided into three groups based on how technically ready they are to issue certificates, while trials are expected to begin in the second week of May.

Apart from Greece, countries belonging to the first group include Spain, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Estonia and Luxembourg. Cyprus is in the second group and will carry out tests a little later.

The green digital certificate will be technically ready on June 1 and will operate fully on June 30, the official said. [ANA-MPA]