1st Jun 2023


EU commission extends Covid certificate

The European Commission has extended the EU digital Covid certificate by one year to June 2023, it announced on Tuesday. "It will help us to manage a potential rise of infections after the summer if needed," said a European Commission spokesperson. "This does not mean that member states are now obliged to check the certificate when travelling," he said, noting that most limitations on free movement have been lifted.

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