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Key Points

  • European Union Commission made this announcement on July 8
  • The COVID-19 digital travel certificate validates COVID-19 vaccinations and negative COVID-19 test results via QR-code
  • The QR code can be printed out or kept on a smartphone


COVID-19 digital travel certificates were introduced to the EU on July 1, with hopes to ease travel pains between the 27 member states of the European Union. Starting July 9, Switzerland and the European Union will accept each other’s COVID-19 travel passes when traveling across the EU and Swiss borders.

Looking Ahead

The COVID-19 digital travel certificates should help ease summer business travel and tourism in the area. Stay tuned for more updates and information.

Source: EU Commission

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