IRISH holiday makers will need a booster shot at least nine months after their primary vaccine to travel around the EU.
The new rules will come into effect on 1 February and will affect people traveling from Ireland via Europe.
Back in December, the EU Commission changed the validity of a vaccine passport to nine months from when a person completes their main course of vaccine.
This means that countries across the EU are expected to adopt the new regulation, which requires passengers arriving in their home country to have had a bump in the past nine months, or 270 days, or one increase. strong.
Austria was one of the first countries to adopt a reinforced firing requirement at the end of December.
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While the Netherlands will shorten the duration of its EU passport to nine months on 1 February.
Based on euronews: “Croatia, Switzerland and Greece have previously shown their intention to mandate booster doses for tourists.”
This means that from 1 February onwards, Irish holiday favorites such as Spain, Portugal and France will require a booster shot after the initial nine-month period to See that tourists are fully vaccinated.
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Countries across the European Union are scrambling to update their digital Covid certificates so that fully-enhanced citizens can travel freely.
The UK will also be updating their NHS covid card to be accepted across EU countries.
From 6 January, Ireland started issuing updated Digital COVID Certificates to those who have received their boosters.
These certificates will be automatically sent to presenters with more than 2.2 million presented to be replenished in the coming days.
Those who are expecting to receive their new DCC are advised to check their email for the certificate.
Minister for Public Procurement and E-Government, Ossian Symth said: “The new digital COVID certificate will be issued to everyone who has received a boost, starting tonight.
“The booster use of the vaccine has been very successful with more than 2 million people in Ireland vaccinated to date.
“An updated DCC will be made available to everyone who has taken the booster dose.
“This is an important document to ensure a smooth travel experience for anyone leaving the country in the coming months.
“The updated DCC will contain the same QR code as before, and the certificate can be stored on the COVID Tracker App, replacing the old certificate.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8183875/booster-jab-eu-travel-ireland-covid-cert/ Irish holidaymakers will need a boost after nine months from first traveling to Spain, Italy and other EU countries