Starting from today, the European Union recognizes COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates issued by Albania. A statement which was announced a few days ago by Prime Minister Edi Rama.
A decision which directly affects the removal of barriers for Albanians to travel to EU countries without the need for an anti-COVID test.
Along with the recognition of the Certificate issued by the Albanian health authorities, it is also recognized by Andorra, the Faroe Islands, Israel, Monaco, Morocco and Panama. The decision of the European Commission considers the Vaccination Passports in these countries to be of the same value as the Green Passport issued by the European authorities.
Consequently the seven countries and territories will be linked to the EU system and the COVID certificates they issue will be accepted in the EU under the same conditions as the EU Digital Certificates for COVID. At the same time, countries and territories have agreed to accept the EU COVID Digital Certificate for EU travel to their home countries.
Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders said that this summer citizens have been able to travel safely thanks to the COVID Digital Certificate. So far the 27 EU member states are part of the Green Passport as well as 15 non-union countries.