European Union: Three New COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates Approved

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Three new vaccination certificates approved by the European Commission as alternatives to the EU COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate  


The European Union (EU) Commission approved three additional vaccination certificates as alternatives for the EU digital vaccination certificate. As a result, travelers who possess a vaccination certificate issued by the officials of Peru, Oman, or the Philippines will now be permitted to use these alternative vaccination certificates for entry permissions for EU countries currently requiring proof of vaccination. For additional information on the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates throughout the EU, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

In July 2022, the European Commission approved three additional COVID-19 vaccination certificates as alternatives to the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Travelers should continue to ensure they meet all COVID-19-related and immigration-related entry permissions prior to travel.  

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the European Commission’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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This article was published on 8 August 2022 and may not be the most recent update concerning COVID-19 entrance restrictions, testing requirements and quarantine measurers. For the most recent updates be sure to check our Global Mobility Resource Center.

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