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EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission adopts equivalence decision for Tunisia

21.12.2021

EU Digital COVID Certificate: Commission adopts equivalence decision for Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay

 

Today, the Commission has adopted five new equivalence decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This decision stems from a technical assessment performed by EU services of digital certificates issued by these five countries and territories which, as a result, will be connected to the EU's system. The EU will accept their COVID certificates under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

This means that holders of certificates issued by Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay will be able to use them under the same conditions as holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate do. At the same time, Montenegro, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for arriving EU nationals.

Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders said: “This year has been a successful one when it comes to the rollout of EU Digital COVID Certificate: 60 countries and territories in five continents are now connected to our system. We have seen the need and the added value of such certificate to travel safely, also with COVID-19 variants, it will continue to serve in the future”. The Commission's decision adopted today will enter into force as of 22 December 2021. All decisions are available online. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found on the dedicated website. (For more information: Christian Wigand - Tel.: +32 229 62253; Jördis Ferroli – Tel.: +32 229 92729)