Green vaccination certificate available to Greeks from June 1st

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The 'green pass' digital vaccination certificate will be available to Greek citizens as of June 1, the E-Governance Ministry said on Saturday, according to ANA.

The announcement comes after the European Union's Thursday decision to adopt a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, following the deal of the European Parliament and the European Council to adopt the European Commission’s proposal for the certificate that will simplify travel among EU member states, after Greece's initiative to that effect.

The vaccination passes are protected against forgery by a digital signature and a QR code, it was also reported, and they are valid across the EU bloc.

What are QR codes ?

Vaccination passport QR Codes are health QR Codes on passports and travel passes that have to be presented to enter countries, establishments, and venues, which assures that the user is vaccinated against COVID-19 and is free of the disease. 

Apps such as CO-WIN, IBM’s Digital Health Pass, and The Common Pass have been developed in a bid to offer digital health certificates entailing vaccination QR Codes on them. 

Vaccination passport QR Codes can be presented to authorities without revealing sensitive information. 

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