The Portuguese health authorities started on Wednesday to issue the EU Digital Covid-19. It will be granted to those who have already been vaccinated, recovered from the disease, and those who present a negative result in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. Covid-19 passport
According to the We For News, president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, on her visit to Portugal on Wednesday, was the first to publicly test the system.
“I am now starting my tour of the 27 Member States within the framework of ‘NextGenerationEU‘, our recovery and resilience plan, and I am very curious to test and see how this certificate works,” she said, adding that the system is already in use in 15 member states.
The Certificate can be requested and received over the internet free of charge for Portuguese residents. It’s also available through a smartphone application integrated with other EU countries, We For News reported, citing the Xinhua news agency. Covid-19 passport
Portugal has administered at least 6.96 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines so far, according to the health authorities.