Where and how to apply for it, who is entitled to an EU Covid certificate, where to travel with it? What is the validity? We try to answer all these questions below.
HVG summarised the critical information on the EU Covid certificate. We also have a helpful summary HERE.
The EU Digital Covid Card certifies that you have either
The certificate can be obtained by a person who has been vaccinated against Covid-19 in an EU Member State – it is already valid after the first vaccination, but whether the 2nd dose has been received will be included in the document, which will also include
Holders of the certificate cannot be asked to undergo further testing or quarantine during travel when crossing borders – up to 14 days after the 2nd dose.
The card will be available in all EU Member States, as well as in Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and negotiations are underway with the US.
Member States are only required to accept vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen. That is, those who have been vaccinated with Sinopharm or Sputnik vaccines may be at a disadvantage. Still, it is important that Member States can decide to authorise vaccines outside the EMA under their own responsibility.
For instance, the Hungarian government has concluded bilateral agreements with several countries (Albania, Bahrain, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Northern Macedonia, Georgia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine). Citizens of those states may visit each other’s countries without restriction.
Before travelling, you should find out about the conditions in the given country at the Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Re-Open EU application.
For the time being, all that is known about the validity is that it is for 12 months, but that may change, as it is not even possible to know for how long a vaccine offers protection.
Each country makes decisions on the issuance of the card: the document can be issued by, for example, test centres or health authorities, but can also be demanded directly via an e-health portal. It will be available in both digital and printed formats.
In Hungary, according to the plans, the paper-based card can be requested at the government offices (kormányablak), and the electronic version via the customer portal through the Electronic Portal of the Healthcare Service (EESZT).
Vaccinated children aged 12-15 can also receive certificates. If someone is younger than this, but their parents have a certificate, the Commission recommends that they also be free to travel, and those under the age of 6 should be exempt from travel-related checks.
People WAKE UP!, WE are all entangled in a web, and there is so much misleading information, The EU travel certificate it is suggested to us that it is good for us, but is a first step in many to have control over the population, that is what WEF/WHO (Bill Gates) doing to us.
Next steps are restrictions what have to do with climate and food restrictions.
The slogan is decreasing of the world population, and all this is sneaking in.
And concerns vaccines, as far as any vaccine doesn’t work, but we are not told,
it only work negatively in the short of long term on our brains, DNA and immune system.
Now the emerging delta variant will throw even more spanner in the works.
Its all a conspiracy until WEF, (and with which ‘world leaders’ are agree), has completed its plan to change the world, BUILD BACK BETTER !
God Made the World, Klaus Schwab is destroying the world.
“The paper-based card can be requested at the government offices (kormányablak).” That’s not very helpful if you’re looking for some practical information. Looking into it a bit deeper, this turned out to be another dead end street.
Indeed, for a visit to the “kormányablak” one needs to book an appointment in the Central Appointment Application (https://idopontfoglalo.kh.gov.hu/kormanyablak-321/ugykor-valasztas). But vaccination certificates are not on the menu…
My partner is hungarian and I am English and we are travelling to Budapest in August and September and we have both had both vaccinations for covid what travel passes do we need