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Brussels warns that EU citizens not registered with local health systems are entitled to Covid passports

European Commission calls on states to provide certificates on paper or as a .pdf document

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27 July 2021 02:25 PM

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ACN | Brussels

The European Union have reminded member states that EU citizens who are not registered in the health system where they have been vaccinated are also entitled to the Covid-19 passport

Asked about the difficulties of some foreigners in Catalonia to obtain the certificate, the spokesman for Internal Affairs, Adalbert Jahnz, recalled that member states have an obligation to provide it to all vaccinated "even if they are not registered" in the local health system. 

The European executive has called on the relevant authorities to at least provide a certificate "on paper or in .pdf document" if they cannot offer "all the functionalities" of the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

As Catalan News has already reported, there are many foreign citizens vaccinated in Catalonia without a health card outraged at their inability to obtain the Covid passport

Between April and May, the government opened a portal for unregistered foreigners with the aim of vaccinating "everyone who lives here," and 5,700 people signed up. 

Now, however, they find that, as they are not in the system, they cannot download the vaccination certificate despite having received all the doses in Catalonia.

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  • Passengers show their EU Digital COVID Certificates in Greece (photo from European Commission)

  • Passengers show their EU Digital COVID Certificates in Greece (photo from European Commission)

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