The Minister of Transport, Giannis Karousos, and the Deputy Minister of Research, Kyriakos Kokkinos, gave a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace on the subject of the European Digital Certificate COVID.
The European Regulation on the European Digital Certificate Covid will come into force from tomorrow 1 July and the first six weeks will be a transitional period during which citizens will be able to travel with the documents they used before.
It is not a travel document but should be accompanied by the passenger's boarding pass, political identity card or passport, said Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Kyriakos Kokkinos.
He stressed, in fact, that the digital certificate complies with all regulations and no one has to question the security of his personal data.
For his part, the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works said that he issued his own European digital certificate Covid within a few seconds.
The Minister of Transport, Giannis Karousos, clarified that all persons holding a valid and valid digital certificate (EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)) will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus by the competent public authorities of the Member States, including the European Economic Space, meaning that it is:
i) Vaccination certificate, in which the vaccination schedule has been completed regarding the required number of doses and the number of days specified by the Ministry of Health has elapsed between the last dose (depending on the vaccine given to them) and the date of travel . In addition, only vaccines licensed by the European Medicines Agency (AEO) and Sputnik V or Sinopharm (BBIBP COVID-19) vaccines will be accepted.
(ii) Vaccination certificate indicating vaccination with an acceptable dose of two-dose vaccine (approved by the European Medicines Agency (EOF) or Sputnik V or Sinopharm) and in addition states that the person has recovered from COVID-19 disease.
Consequently, holders of non-digital certificates from those states that will make use of the transitional period and have not issued digital certificates from 1 July, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Cyprus, until the issuance of digital certificates by the states. their. It is understood that at the end of the transitional period, in terms of vaccination certificates from these countries, entry into the Republic of Cyprus will be allowed only to holders of digital certificates.
iii) Certificate of recovery after 14 days from the date of sampling of the RT-PCR positive result valid for 180 days from the date of sampling.
European Digital Certificate COVID
The European Digital Certificate COVID aims to facilitate the safe and free movement of citizens in the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Digital Certificate (COVID) is the digital proof that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, tested negative, or recovered from COVID-19.
To issue the European Digital COVID Certificate, you need to follow these 4 steps:
- Choose which certificate you need.
- Fill in your details.
- Enter the OTP sent to your mobile.
- Download or print your certificate.
The European digital certificate Covid can be issued by clicking on the following electronic link: