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Published on Friday, July 2, 2021

WTTC welcomes introduction of EU Digital Covid Certificate

The World Travel & Tourism Council has welcomed the launch of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.

The roll-out is a first major step in the travel recovery stage and will boost confidence in cross-border travel.

That will lead to more job security for millions, said Virginia Messina, WTTC Senior Vice President.

"The certificate should aid the return of the safe international travel; help recover jobs and signal the revival of a sector which will be critical to the economic recovery across the continent," Messina said.

 "We are hopeful the new Digital Covid Certificate will play a major role in safely reopening a sector that will save jobs, livelihoods and economies around the world."

The global body has urged member states to ensure rules are implemented in a coordinated way to avoid confusion and cross-border processing delays.

"We'd like to commend the EU Commission and institutions for adopting this swiftly, however, EU member states must take a coordinated and harmonised approach, aligning polices to avoid fragmentation."


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