BERLIN: The new digital Covid vaccination certificate is being implemented in Germany in stages, announced Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) in Berlin on Thursday. The digital vaccination certificate could be used in Germany's official Covid-19 warning app or with the new CovPass app.
After a trial phase, vaccination centres, doctors’ practices and pharmacies will gradually begin issuing a certificate with a QR code which can be scanned into an app, said Spahn at a press conference. “But not everyone will be connected today or tomorrow.”
Rolling out a program by the European Union, the modifications of the certificate would make it possible to prove vaccinations, tests and previous COVID-19 illnesses when travelling in Europe. The Minister said, "Step by step, vaccination centers, doctors' practices as well as pharmacies will now connect to the system in order to be able to issue European interoperable vaccination certificates."
However, not everyone could register their vaccination information on their mobile phone right away. The goal was to have the application available to all interested in Germany by the end of June, according to Spahn.
For those who have already received Covid-19 vaccination, the subsequent issuing of the vaccination certificate would also begin in the next days, according to Spahn.