Authorities in France have announced that they will update the COVID-19 vaccination certificate on June 22 in order to make it compatible with the “EU Digital COVID Certificate”, which is set to be fully launched on July 1, although some European countries have already started issuing the document and accept it before the deadline.
According to the French government’s announcement, new vaccination certificates will contain a QR code that will work with verification tools used in all EU member states in order to verify COVID-19 tests and vaccination documents launched in which countries are part of a ban, SchengenVisaInfo reports. com.
Qatar’s digital minister, Cedric O, indicated that all people who have added their vaccination documents to the French TousAntiCovid application will have their certificates automatically updated on June 22.
Citizens who have their documents in paper form should go to the Ameli website of the French national health insurance to download a new copy of their COVID-19 certificates.
In addition, people who have not been fully vaccinated against the disease are allowed to travel with COVID-19 tests. These test certificates are available through the government website sidep.gouv.fr, and as of June 22 they will also have QR codes on them.
French authorities note that people who cannot access the site because they are not part of the French healthcare system should seek help from the health professional who performed their test to give them a COVID-19 test certificate.
Just this week, the European Parliament gave the green light for the EU’s COVID vaccine certifications by approving the regulation on the document by 546 votes to 93 and 51 abstentions, while emphasizing that the expected date for the launch of such certifications is July 1.
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Greece, Poland, Lithuania and Spain are currently linked to the EU framework, allowing vaccination documents or COVID-19 tests issued there to be verified in other EU countries.
According to figures revealed by EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders, more than 1 million EU citizens have already obtained a COVID-19 EU passport since June 1.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, France has reported more than 621,270 cases of COVID-19, while more than 109,330 people have died, according to figures published by the World Health Organization.
Like many other countries, the deadly virus affected France in many ways; However, the government is trying to find new ways to prevent further damage and revive the travel and tourism sector ahead of the summer season.
In this regard, since June 9, France has opened the doors to vaccinate travelers from 38 countries and residents of the 26 member states of the European Union.