France has started testing the Digital Coronavirus Travel Certificate.
France has become the first country in the European Union to have introduced a digital coronavirus travel certificate. This scheme is being brought into consideration in Europe. Through this, the EU hopes that people in the countries of the union will be able to travel without any trouble till summer. Significantly, most countries of Europe, including France, Germany, have been badly affected by Coronavirus.
The TousAntiCovid app was still being used for contact tracing of corona cases in France. But now this app has been upgraded and through this, the negative report of COVID-19 can be kept in the passengers’ mobile phones. This week it was used on travelers going to Corsica and other foreign places. Officials said that the trial has been extended to 29 April.
TousAntiCovid app can be used in these places
Officials said that the passenger’s certificate of vaccination can also be kept in it. This system can be used in places like public events, concerts, festivals and trade fairs. However, it is not required in bars and restaurants. France’s Digital Transition Minister Cedric O said that a trial by France through the TousAntiCovid app would form a part of a standard Europe-wide system. There is talk of many countries and airlines to get this system recognized.
This scheme is not a ‘vaccine passport’
The European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reinders said last week that he hoped the European Union’s ‘digital green certificate’ could be commissioned by 21 June. This certificate is an immediate priority for most countries of the union, as their economy has been severely devastated by Corona. This scheme, introduced by France, is being deliberately avoided as a ‘vaccine passport’. The reason behind this is to protect those who are not engaged in vaccine dose.
What is the meaning of this certificate?
The European Union has stressed that it will make travel easier, but it should not become a condition for smooth movement. This certificate should mean that passengers will not have to stay in the quarantine. Through this app on the passenger’s phone, he will be able to show that he has got the vaccine, he was recently corona negative and after recovering from the corona, there is an antibody present in his body.
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