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ID to be incorporated in Covid free wallet

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Elements of the Greek police identity card will be incorporated in a special application to make it easier to verify the identity of the holder of a vaccination certificate, a minister has said.

The “Covid Free GR” app for mobile phones and tablets is aimed at making it easier for citizens to display proof of immunity when entering a store or an indoor venue that does not cater to unvaccinated patrons.

Speaking to Parliament on Wednesday, Deputy Digital Governance Minister Theodoros Livanios said the personal details that will be stored in the Covid Free app will be the photograph, the name and date of birth.

“We have all noticed that when we go to a store, according to the measures that exist to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, together with the certificate that we have on our mobile phone or in paper form, they ask us for our ID card to see if the details match,” he told lawmakers.

“In a few days,” he continued, these details will be incorporated in the app so that people will only be required to show one certificate to enter a Covid-free space.