European green pass at the start, how to request it: Italian rules

European Green Pass, let’s go. From today, the EU covid-19 green certification will be active, making it easier to travel to and from all countries of the European Union and the Schengen area. But how to request it and how does it work in Italy? Will it be possible to get it after the first dose of the vaccine or will the second dose also be needed? Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions. Read also What is the green pass and how to obtain it The green pass is a digital proof that a person: has been vaccinated against the disease by Covid-19; got a negative test result; she recovered from the pathology. National authorities are responsible for issuing the certificate (here the rules for the green pass in Italy). The digital version can be saved on a mobile device. Citizens can also request a paper version. Both versions will have a QR code containing essential information and a digital signature to guarantee the authenticity of the certificate. Member States have agreed on a common template that can be used for both electronic and paper versions in order to facilitate their recognition.How will it contribute to free movement? The EU digital Covid certificate will be accepted in all EU member states. EU. It will help ensure that the restrictions currently in place can be lifted in a coordinated way. In the case of travel, the certificate holder should, in principle, be exempted from restrictions on free movement: that is, Member States will have to refrain from imposing further travel restrictions on holders of an EU digital Covid certificate, unless that they are not necessary and proportionate to protect public health. In this case, for example in response to new variants of concern, the Member State in question is required to inform the Commission and all other Member States and justify this decision. a QR code with a digital signature to prevent it from being falsified. When checking the certificate, the QR code is scanned and the signature is verified. Each body authorized to issue certificates (such as a hospital, test center or health authority) has its own digital signature key. All signature keys are stored in a secure database in each country. The European Commission has created a gateway to ensure that all certificate signatures can be verified across the EU. The personal data of the certificate holder will not pass through the gateway as this is not necessary to verify the digital signature. The European Commission has also helped Member States develop national software and apps for issuing, archiving and verifying certificates and supported them in the tests necessary to join the gateway. Will unvaccinated citizens be able to travel to another EU country? Yup. The EU green pass is intended to facilitate free movement within the EU. It will not be a prerequisite for free movement, which is a fundamental right in the EU. The EU digital Covid certificate will also provide proof of test results, which are often required under existing health restrictions. It offers Member States the opportunity to adjust the restrictions in place for public health reasons Does it matter what type of vaccine you receive? Vaccination certificates will be issued to a person vaccinated with any Covid-19 vaccine. As regards the derogation from restrictions on free movement, Member States will have to accept vaccination certificates for vaccines that have obtained marketing authorization in the EU. Member States may decide to extend this possibility also to EU travelers who have received another vaccine. First and second dose, the debate in Italy It is up to the Member States to decide whether to accept a vaccination certificate after a dose or after the completion of the entire vaccination course. In Italy there is discussion of the hypothesis of a remodeling of the certification after the first dose of the anti Covid vaccine due to the delta variant, as anticipated in recent days by Undersecretary of Health Pierpaolo Sileri.

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