The European Commission has extended the EU Digital Covid Certificate by a year – specifically up until June 30, 2023 – since the contagious virus continues to be prevalent in Europe.
This means that travellers can continue using their EU Digital Covid Certificate when travelling in the EU where Member States maintain certain public health measures.
The Commission also said that at this stage it was not possible to determine the impact of a possible increase in infections in the second half of 2022 or of the emergence of new variants.
In addition to the extension of the EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation until June 2023, the Commission has also proposed some limited amendments.
One of them is to include high-quality laboratory-based antigen tests among the types of tests for which a test certificate can be issued.
This aims to widen the scope of the types of diagnostic tests at a time where Covid-19 tests are in high demand.