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Covid-19: EU Countries Can Now Issue Recovery Certificates Based on Rapid Tests

Member states of the European Union are now able to issue Covid-19 recovery certificates also based on positive rapid antigen test results.

Commission Proposes Extending EU Covid-19 Travel Pass by a Year

As part of ongoing efforts to facilitate safe travel, the European Commission proposed extending the use of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year.

EU Proposes Restriction-free Travel for Digital Covid Certificate Holders

The EU is proposing for member states to implement a “person-based approach” and allow holders of valid EU digital Covid certificates to travel restriction-free.

Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

Covid-19: EU Summit to Examine Freer Travel Movement, Simpler Rules 

EU leaders are expected to request the mutual recognition of Covid-19 certificates from third countries in an attempt to facilitate travel in and out of the EU. 

Europe on High Alert due to ‘Delta’ Variant Spread

A new variant of Covid-19, known as ‘Delta’, is expected to account for 70% of new coronavirus infections in Europe by early August, according to the ECDC.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Greece Among 7 Countries to Launch EU Digital Covid Certificate

The EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel this summer, has gone live in seven member states, including Greece.

EU: Fully Vaccinated Should Be Exempt from Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

The Commission has proposed for fully vaccinated persons holding Covid-19 vaccination certificates to be exempt from travel-related testing and quarantine.

EU States Agree on Technical Specifications for Covid-19 Travel Pass

EU countries have agreed on guidelines describing the main technical specifications for the implementation of the system for Digital Green Certificates.

EU Registers ‘Halloumi’ as Cypriot Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) Product

The European Commission has registered Cyprus’ halloumi cheese as a protected designation of origin (PDO) product to safeguard its name against misuse.

EU’s Digital Green Certificate No Risk to Personal Data 

The launch of an EU-wide Digital Green Certificate for travel will not put data protection at risk, according to European Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides.

Commission Urges EU States to Agree on Common Re-Opening Strategy 

The European Commission has called on member states to endorse a common reopening strategy including the issuing of “green certificates” for safe travel.

EU States Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate Guidelines 

EU member states have agreed on a set of guidelines that will allow for the establishment of an EU-wide accepted vaccination certificate.

European Commission Recommends Use of Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19

The Commission is pushing for the use of Covid-19 rapid antigen tests in efforts to ensure a common approach and more efficient testing strategies across the EU.

EU Announces More Measures Against Covid-19 Resurgence

Τhe European Commission has announced an additional set of actions to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, save lives and strengthen the internal market's resilience.

EU Presents Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy

The European Commission has presented a strategy with key steps that EU countries should take into consideration for their Covid-19 vaccination plans.

Health Minister: Greece Set for 3m Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine

Greek Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias confirmed that Greece would by December have access to a first batch of three million doses of a planned Covid-19 vaccine.

EU Unveils 6 Measures to Counter Future Covid-19 Outbreaks

The European Commission has unveiled six measures to strengthen EU health preparedness and counter further possible outbreaks of Covid-19.

EU Health Commissioner Says Accessible Covid-19 Vaccine Top Priority

Key to effectively addressing the Covid-19 pandemic is finding a vaccine that will be accessible to all, EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides says.
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