First EU country to introduce “vaccination passports”

On January 21, 2021, the Icelandic authorities began issuing “COVID-19 vaccination passports” to all citizens of the country who have completed a full course of two vaccinations and are planning to visit other countries. Iceland became the first country in the Schengen area to introduce vaccination passports.

Now the document is issued in paper form, but in the near future an online passport will be developed, which can be issued on a special website.

“The goal of the program is to facilitate the movement of people between countries so that people can present a vaccination certificate at the border, and thus avoid restrictive measures that apply in a particular country.”, – stated in Schengen Visa Info.

Vaccination certificates will comply with European standards and international regulations.

Iceland has announced the recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates issued in Europe, Turkey, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The CIS countries and the UK are not included in this list.

That is, all tourists, upon presentation of vaccination documents, do not need to adhere to border sanitary control measures.

The European Commission also plans to introduce “vaccination certificates”, which will allow for free movement between countries.

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