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EU Set to Test Vaccine Certificates With Goal of June Roll-Out

April 30, 2021, 11:20 AM

The European Union will start testing its vaccine certificate system in early May with the aim of getting it fully operational by June 30, EU officials said.

Legislation may not be completely finalized by then, meaning a roll-out could still be delayed, officials said in a briefing Friday. The European Parliament on Thursday broadly backed the European Commission’s vaccine certificate plans, allowing negotiations to begin with the bloc’s member states over final details.

Member states will have to develop their own national apps, both for users and for authorities verifying certificates, based on technical standards agreed by experts from the...

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