The Member States will issue this certificate. It will attest either to the vaccination of its carrier, or to a negative PCR test, or to a recent remission ensuring the presence of antibodies.
LBelgium is among the countries that will participate, from Friday, in the first pilot phase of the future European Covid certificate, which should facilitate travel from this summer season, we learned from the European Commission on Tuesday.
The presence of Belgium in this pilot phase has not been confirmed so far. But the Commission “has just received confirmation that indeed Belgium will be among the countries participating in the first phase of the ‘pilot’ (which will begin this Friday, May 7),” said a spokesperson for the European executive. in Belga.
The Member States will issue this certificate. It will attest either to the vaccination of its carrier, or a negative PCR test, or a recent remission ensuring the presence of antibodies and this, via an application, a pdf-type document on smartphone or on paper.
The Commission hopes that the system will be operational on 1 June for those Member States that are ready, and that the others will join the platform before the end of June.
Belgium could be ready for mid-June, we commented last week in the office of Federal Minister of Public Health, Frank Vandenbroucke.
The general administrator of the Crossroads Bank for Social Security, Frank Robben, for his part, did not see “no real technical problems”: vaccinations are recorded in Vaccinnet while the results of PCR tests end up in a database managed by Sciensano.