The European Commission on Thursday adopted two new decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Armenia and the United Kingdom are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel.
According to an announcement by the Commission, the two countries will be connected to the EU’s system and the COVID certificates they issue will be accepted in the EU under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. At the same time, the two countries agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel from the EU to their countries.
“Safer travel is a reality thanks to the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is now the leading global standard: 45 countries in four continents are connected to the system and more will follow in the coming weeks and months,” Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said.
The two decisions adopted will enter into force as of Friday, October 29.
According to Reynders, the Commission is open to other countries to join the EU Digital COVID Certificate gateway.
Right now 45 countries in four continents are connected to the EU system.