04 Oct 2022

EU Digital Covid pass to be issued from today

Vaccine travel pass

EU Digital Covid pass to be issued from today

EU Digital Covid pass

The EU Digital Covid Certificate will be issued from today to around 1.9 million people who have been fully vaccinated across the country. 

From July 19, Ireland join EU states and begin operating the certificate, which will allow people to travel within the EU and EEA (the EU, plus Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein).

The cert will allow anyone who has been fully vaccinated, has proof of a negative PCR test, or has recovered from the virus in the last six months to travel for non-essential reasons within the EU.

Those who have recovered from a recent Covid-19 infection will not automatically receive a cert. They will have to contact a call centre to request one. 

The Department of Health has set up a call centre that will assist people who are having difficulty or have questions about their Covid Cert. Those who receive negative Covid tests will receive their certs from the testing facility.

The certificate will either be issued by email or a piece of paper sent by post, depending on where the receiver got vaccinated. 

Those who received their vaccine in a mass vaccination centre will receive their certificate by email and those who got it from their GP, from the pharmacy or in a hospital will receive it by post.

The certificate will come as a single-page document that can be folded into a passport-sized booklet and it will have a QR code on it, which will be scanned in airports and ports. 

The cert will include details of the persons vaccination status, test result or recent recovery from Covid-19. In the case of vaccinated people, the cert will include full details of which vaccine they received, how many doses they received, and on what date(s).

Personal information will include the receiver’s full name, date of birth, and a unique certificate identifier code.

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