Last week, European Commission proposed to introduce a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate save movement within EU during the Covid-19 pandemic. The certificate would be proof that the person has been vaccinated against or received a negative Covid-19 test result.
Asked whether Latvia, like neighboring countries Estonia and Lithuania, is working on the introduction of the green certificate, the minister said: “As I understand, work on this is ongoing. Yesterday, at the government meeting, the Minister for Health [Daniels Pavļuts] expressed the opinion (..) that it is one way of stimulating the vaccination process and increasing public involvement in it. So we work on it, as do the neighboring countries. "
Plešs said the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (VARAM) is prepared to engage in the development of a “green certificate” and has also expressed a clear position that it is necessary.
Estonia reports that their green certificate might already be introduced in April.