The EU COVID Certificate (UCC) will be accepted when traveling to several countries outside the European Union. The European Commission informed that North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to honor the so-called covid passports. The changes will come into force from this Friday.
The European Commission announced in a statement on Thursday that COVID certificates issued in North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine will be accepted in the EU from Friday under the same conditions as the EU COVID Certificate. At the same time, North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to recognize the UCC for travel from EU countries.
The EC emphasized that it would therefore facilitate safe travel to and from the EU. “I am glad that the list of countries implementing the system based on the EU COVID certificate is constantly growing, and we set standards in the international arena. This will help you travel safely, also beyond the borders of our Union” – said Didier Reynders, Commissioner for justice.
UCC – EU COVID Certificate
The EU COVID Certificate proves that a person has had the COVID-19 disease, tested negative for COVID-19 or was vaccinated against COVID-19. From July 1, the EU COVID Certificate is recognized throughout the European Union.
In Poland, UCC can be obtained via the Internet Patient Account (IKP). It has two versions: an electronic version and a traditional printable PDF document. It can also be obtained from medical institutions (office application – salon.gov.pl), vaccination centers and from a doctor or nurse from a primary health care clinic.
The presentation of the certificate is possible in paper and electronic versions. Regardless of the form, the certificates are equivalent and contain the same QR code and the same data set.
The Government Information Center said on Thursday that 35,621,237 vaccinations have been carried out in Poland so far. 18,309,754 people are fully vaccinated.
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