Approval of three new vaccination certificates against COVID-19 – General Immigration

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Key points

  • Three new vaccination certificates approved by the European Commission as alternatives to the EU’s digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate


The Commission of the European Union (EU) has approved three additional vaccination certificates as alternatives to the digital EU vaccination certificate. Consequently, travelers in possession of a vaccination certificate issued by the authorities of Peru, Omanor the Philippines will now be allowed to use these alternative vaccination certificates for entry permits to EU countries currently requiring proof of vaccination. For more information on the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates across the EU, see here.

What are the changes?

In July 2022, the European Commission approved three additional COVID-19 vaccination certificates as alternatives to the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Travelers should continue to ensure they meet all COVID-19 and immigration related entry clearances before travelling.

Look forward

Keep checking information from the European Commission website and the envoy website for the latest updates and information.

Originally published August 8, 2022

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