Digital Covid travel Certificates to be launched on July 1

At the end of the European Council in Brussels today, Portugal’s prime minister António Costa announced that the long-promised ‘vaccine passports’ or Digital Covid Certificates will be coming into force in Europe from July 1.

Tests on how these will work will begin at the beginning of June.

The certificate will show whether carriers have been vaccinated, whether they have had a negative Covid test (prior to flying) or whether they have antibodies to the virus.

Reports explain, the objective is to facilitate travel between Member States this summer.