Muller: Poland is preparing to handle the travel certificate

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2021-05-21   11:10

If in other countries it is required to provide information on vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative coronavirus test result, it will be possible to transfer it using the mObywat application, which can be installed on the phone, government spokesman Piotr Muller said .

"If other countries of the European Union or other countries in the world may require such a certificate [regarding vaccination against COVID-19], our IT system is now in full readiness. Each of us can install the mObywatel application on their phones, in this application there is information and a special QR code that allows you to prove that you have been vaccinated, which can be useful when traveling in some countries, "Muller said at a press conference.

"It can be expected that restrictions will be introduced, or even a test or information about the vaccination will be required. So the Polish Ministry of Health is fully prepared in this respect" - he added.

He emphasized that the IT system that was used to check, inter alia, coronavirus test results "is also ready to show whether a person is fully vaccinated."

Yesterday, the government's plenipotentiary for vaccination, Michał Dworczyk, announced that Poland will join a pilot program regarding the operation of the certification system for people vaccinated against COVID-19 or who have tested negative for coronavirus.

At the end of April, the European Parliament agreed to introduce a new EU COVID-19 certificate, confirming the right to free movement in Europe during a pandemic, which would be valid for a maximum of 12 months.

The document would be digital or paper-based and certify that the person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, has tested negative, or has been cured of an infection.

Member States would have to accept vaccination certificates issued in other Member States for people vaccinated with a vaccine authorized for use in the EU by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) (now Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen). However, they will decide for themselves whether they will also accept vaccination certificates issued for other vaccines, listed by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Certificates are to be verified to prevent their falsification. Personal data would not be stored in the countries that would be the destination of the trip.

The list of entities that could receive and process data would be public so that data protection rights under the General Data Protection Regulation can be exercised.

Source: ISBnews
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