Sat. Aug 13th, 2022

Brussels, 29 July 2022

The EU Commission adopted today three new equivalence decisions certifying that COVID-19 certificates issued by Oman, Peru and the Philippines are equivalent to the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

As a result, the three countries will be connected to the EU’s system and the EU will accept their COVID certificates under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. This means that holders of certificates issued by Oman, Peru and the Philippines will be able to use them under the same conditions as holders of an EU Digital COVID Certificate do. At the same time, these three countries have agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for arriving EU nationals. With these new decisions, over 1 billion people will be connected to the EU’s system.

The Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said: 

“With a long-awaited increase of travel over the summer, I am happy that we continue to add new countries to the EU Digital COVID Certificate system so that people can travel safely. As of today, our system counts with 75 connected countries and territories, a number which only continues to grow”. 

The Commission’s decisions adopted today will enter into force on 1 August 2022. All decisions are available online. More information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be found on the dedicated website. 

Source – EU Commission