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Justice Minister: All Vaccines Can Be Accepted for EU’s Covid Travel Pass

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.05.22.

Justice Minister Judit Varga on Friday welcomed an agreement among European Union member states on the introduction of an EU-wide Covid travel pass.

“Common sense has won again!” Varga said on Facebook. “The European Parliament was forced to give up its absurd demands on EU Digital Covid Certificates last night, hence the agreement reached yesterday now allows the Member States to recognize any vaccine.”

Varga said the most important thing for Hungary’s government was to ensure the free movement of Hungarians.

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"It is no different in the case of the negotiations on the European Digital Green Certificate," Judit Varga said.Continue reading

She said that because the EU-wide certificate was unlikely to be introduced before the middle of the summer, and since Hungary has been issuing immunity certificates to its vaccinated citizens for weeks, the government was concluding bilateral agreements on the mutual recognition of immunity certificates in order to ensure that Hungarians could travel abroad as soon as possible.

Featured photo illustration via Judit Varga’s Facebook page