On 13 June 2022, the European Council and the European Parliament agreed to extend the legislation which established the EU’s Digital COVID-19 Certificate until 30 June 2023.1  The extension of the Digital COVID-19 Certificate will enable travellers in the EU and other countries connected to the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate to continue using their digital certificate as documentation for their vaccination against COVID-19, a negative test for COVID-19, and recovery from the COVID-19 virus.2

WHY THIS MATTERS

Documentation concerning COVID-19 is still necessary in many countries both for entry in the country and for access to public venues and means of transportation. It is therefore important that all people carrying an EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate can continue having access to their certificate. 

About COVID-19 Digital Certificate

The EU COVID-19 Digital Certificate remains a temporary measure and if the global health situation allows it, the legislation establishing the COVID-19 certificate can be repealed before 30 June 2023.

The European Council and the European Parliament also agreed that:

  • the European Commission must submit a report and legislative proposals to repeal or maintain the Digital COVID-19 Certificate – the report / proposal must be submitted by 31 December 2022;
  • the COVID-19 certificates must reflect all doses administered regardless of which member states administered the vaccination;
  • it is possible to issue a certificate of recovery following an antigen test;
  • an extension of the range of authorised antigen tests used to qualify for a COVID-19 certificate must be implemented;

persons participating in clinical trials must be allowed to carry COVID-19 certificates.

* Please note the KPMG International member firm in the United States does not provide immigration or labour law services. However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters. 

 

The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in The Netherlands.

CONTACTS

Connect with us

 

Want to do business with KPMG?

 

loading image Request for proposal

Stay up to date with what matters to you

Gain access to personalized content based on your interests by signing up today

Sign up today

VIEW ALL

GMS Flash Alert is a Global Mobility Services publication of the KPMG LLP Washington National Tax practice. The KPMG name and logo are trademarks used under license by the independent member firms of the KPMG global organization. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

© 2022 KPMG Meijburg & Co., a Netherlands partnership and a member of the KPMG network of independent firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.

KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”) is a Swiss entity.  Member firms of the KPMG network of independent firms are affiliated with KPMG International. KPMG International provides no client services. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm.