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  • The European Commission announced that the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate would be accepted for nine months before a booster dose is required


The European Commission announced that the European Union COVID-19 vaccination certificate will hold a validity period of nine months from the end of the pre-booster vaccination regimen beginning February 1, 2022. The EU Member States can continue to apply their entrance requirements, including quarantine measures and additional testing requirements.

What are the Changes?

The European Commission established a binding acceptance period of nine months (270 days) to use the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate for intra-EU travel. After nine months, European Union citizens will require a booster dose for the vaccination certificate to remain valid in EU member states.

Looking Ahead

This rule will be binding for all 27 member states. However, the Member States will have the opportunity to block the requirement if the European Parliament members hold a majority vote. It is expected that most Member States will approve these new conditions. Continue to check the European Commission’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: The European Commission

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