Covid-19: a European health pass with variable geometry

DECRYPTION – Member States and the European Parliament have reached an agreement on this tool intended to facilitate travel in Europe. But, many questions remain.

The official name of the European health pass is not very glamorous. However, it is this “EU digital Covid certificate” that will allow Europeans to travel a little more freely from 1er July. The European Parliament and the Member States finally came to an agreement.

In absolute terms, the operation of the pass seems simple. To cross the internal borders of the EU, you will have to produce proof of your vaccination, have a negative test or demonstrate that you have recovered from the Covid. These documents – secured by a QR Code but not stored in databases – can be presented either in paper format or in electronic format. They will be issued by the country in which the citizen concerned resides and a European platform will guarantee their reading in other Member States via authenticity applications developed by Brussels. Spain, Finland, Ireland, Germany and Sweden, however, have indicated that they will not be able to issue

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