The intention is indeed to be ready by July 1 with the covid travel certificate with which the Dutch can travel across Europe. That said Ron Roozendaal, director of information policy at the Ministry of Health, on the radio show News and Co. “Everything is intended to be ready in the Netherlands by July 1 at the latest. This will be done with an already known application, which is already in the App Store. This is the CoronaCheck app, now used for access to the Netherlands. and negative tests. “
The app is being prepared to also contain information on short-term vaccinations. According to Roozendaal, it will be “hard work to get there in the weeks to come”. He says each EU member state will soon have its own app with which residents can request their own European QR code to travel.
According to him, people can log into the app with their DigiD, after which it is checked whether they have given permission to provide their data to RIVM. If the RIVM has its data, this data will also be included in the application. “Then you say: create a European QR code, and you can display that code at the border, for example.”
In conversation with News and Co Roozendaal added that inadequate vaccination registration in the Netherlands is a bottleneck in the development of the certificate. It has already been reported that the RIVM database is incomplete, for example due to the slowness or non-reporting of vaccinations by general practitioners or because people indicate that they do not want to register their injection. According to Roozendaal, it’s not yet clear how people can get a covid-19 certificate in these cases, but that’s under development.
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