Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal and Iceland joined the EU gateway for EU Digital Covid Certificates.
The EU gateway is now live in 16 EU countries – which started issuing certificates, three weeks ahead of the deadline.
On June 1st, seven Member States – Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Croatia and Poland – first connected to the gateway and started issuing first EU certificates. Lithuania and Spain joined on the 7th of June. Austria, Estonia and Latvia joined on the 10th of June.
|Technically ready to connect to the EUDCC gateway||Effectively connected, issuing and/or verifying at least one EUDCC (vaccination, recovery, negative test)|
|Finland||In test phase||No|
|Hungary||In test phase||No|
|Malta||In test phase||No|
Guidelines laying out interoperability requirements of digital vaccination certificates were adopted, building on discussion held between the Commission and Member States in the eHealth Network since November 2020.
The Commission proposed a legislative text establishing a common framework for an EU certificate.
The Council adopted its mandate to start negotiations with the European Parliament on the proposal.
The Commission started the pilot test of the EU interoperability infrastructure (EU Gateway) that will facilitate the authentication of the EU Certificates.
The European Parliament and the Council agreed on the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
EU Gateway (interconnection of national systems) goes live.
1 – 30 June
Warm-up phase: Member States can launch the certificate on a voluntary basis provided they are ready to issue and verify certificates, and have the necessary legal base in place.
Revised Council Recommendation on travel within the EU.
The EU Digital COVID Certificate enters into application throughout the EU.
1 July – 12 August
Phase-in period: if a Member State is not yet ready to issue the new certificate to its citizens, other formats can still be used and should be accepted in other Member States.