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Lithuania’s EU COVID-19 Vaccine Certificate for Travel to Be Updated to Include Third Doses

The digital COVID certificate issued by the European Union in Lithuania has been updated to include the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which is given as a booster injection, and the same is valid for an indefinite period after vaccination against the virus, the country’s Ministry of Health has confirmed.

“At present, the certificate is valid indefinitely after vaccination, and the validity of the third booster dose does not affect its validity. However, if a person is vaccinated with a booster dose of COVID-19, the document updates the number of doses (3/3), and the certificate takes effect Renewed immediately after the third dose,” said the statement published by the same ministry, reports.

The European Union has launched digital COVID certificates for the European Union in order to facilitate the travel process for all people who have completed the entire vaccination process.

The government of Lithuania launched the European Union’s digital certificate in June, becoming one of the first European countries to issue such a document as part of efforts to facilitate the travel process.

However, each country is eligible to apply different rules and validity periods when it comes to EU digital COVID documents.

Previously, reported that Croatia and Austria decided to impose vaccine expiration dates, which was often considered a complex process that confused passengers.

In Lithuania, this certificate is considered valid if it meets the requirements listed below:

2 weeks have passed since the traveler completed immunization with vaccines such as Comirnaty, Spikevax, Vaxzevria or Janssen according to the mixed vaccination schedule 2 weeks after the second dose; Negative COVID-19 test results no longer than 72 hours, or 48 hours in the case of a rapid antigen test

“However, the EU digital COVID certificate is more stringently regulated, so it will be easier for residents to use the Lithuanian passport and use the EU digital COVID certificate when traveling. It is also important to note that in Lithuania, the testing part of the COVID certificate does not provide The EU digital has the right to use the services provided only with the Opportunity Passport,” as stated in the statement.

Authorities in Lithuania have recorded a total of 360,763 cases of COVID-19 and 5,349 deaths, since the start of the pandemic, based on figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The same source shows that the Baltic country recorded a total of 2,962 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 41 deaths.

However, despite these numbers, the country’s government is trying to open its doors to travelers from more countries, especially to all people who have completed the immunization process.

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