Starting from 20 August, the EU accepts the COVID certificates issued by Ukraine under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate. According to equivalence decisions adopted by the European Commission on 19 August, the mutual recognition of certificates also applies to North Macedonia and Turkey.
This decision means that the three countries will be connected to the EU’s system. At the same time, North Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine have agreed to accept the EU Digital COVID Certificate for travel from the EU to their countries.
“I am pleased to see that the list of countries implementing a system based on the EU Digital COVID Certificate is growing steadily and we are setting standards internationally. This will help to facilitate safe travel, also beyond the borders of our Union,” Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders, said.
“As we fight the pandemic together, our partners are also an integral part of opening up safely together. I … look forward to more of our neighbours connecting soon,” said Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi.
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