The EU Digital COVID Certificate was first introduced in June 2021. It was originally in force until 30 June 2022. Although the regulation is now extended by one year, the need for the certificate will be reassessed in six months’ time. The EU wants to repeal the certificate as soon as the health situation allows it.
Countries may have different practices and rules for COVID-19 certificates that people need to follow when crossing borders. The Re-open EU website compiles information on travel instructions and restrictions in place in the EU Member States. Each Member State defines in its own legislation how COVID-19 certificates are used nationally.
In Finland, people can still get the EU Digital COVID Certificate from My Kanta Pages or from their local healthcare services. Anyone can get the certificate even if Finland no longer requires it on its borders.European Commission press release
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