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EU extends EU Covid certificate by one year

BRUSSELS, June 28 (KUNA) -- The Council of the European Union which represents the 27 EU member states, Tuesday today gave its green light to the extension of the regulation establishing the EU digital COVID certificate.
The current regulation establishing the EU digital COVID certificate was adopted on 14 June 2021 and has been in force since 1 July 2021. It will now be extended until 30 June 2023, said the Council in a press release.
The digital COVID certificate has played an important role in facilitating the free movement of people during the pandemic, it noted The extension will ensure that EU travellers as well as those from non-EU countries connected to the system can continue to use their EU digital COVID certificate for travel within the Union in member states where these certificates are required. If the health situation allows, the regulation can also be repealed earlier, it said. (end) nk.ibi