Greece and Serbia agree on ‘electronic Covid-19 vaccination certificate’

Greece and Serbia agree on 'electronic Covid-19 vaccination certificate'

Greece’s Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and his Serbian counterpart Tatjana Matic,  agreed to sign a joint memorandum of understanding in the field of tourism.

The agreement foresees a mutual recognition of an ‘electronic Covid-19 vaccination certificate’ for travel between the two countries.

“This will allow entry to vaccinated citizens of both countries, whereas a negative PCR test or antigen test will be obligatory for the unvaccinated citizens. Also, random rapid tests will be done at the border,” Matic said in the announcement.

 

Conditions for travel this summer, from May 1 to October 1, were also addressed:

  • Serbian citizens visiting Greece must carry a coronavirus vaccination certificate issued by state health authorities
  • Greek citizens visiting Serbia must also carry a coronavirus vaccination certificate

Sastanak sa ministrom turizma Grčke

Građani Srbije će moći bez problema da putuju u Grčku ove godine. Danas sam sa ministrom Grčke za turizam, Harisom Teokarisom, razgovarala o uslovima pod kojima će naši građani moći da putuju. Svi građani koji se budu vakcinisali moći će uz međusobno priznate elektronske sertifikate da uđu u Grčku. Za one koji ne budu vakcinisani, moći će da uđu u Grčku sa negativnim PCR ili antigenskim testom. Dogovorili smo i da će svi građani moći da iskoriste zamenska putovanja do kraja godine.

Posted by Tatjana Matić on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Earlier this month, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the creation of an EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate that will help restore safe travel that has been devastated by the pandemic.

The idea was addressed in a letter to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

It was also raised during an EU leaders’ video conference last week.

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