COVID-19: Digital vaccine certificates to be ready in June at latest, says Spain

Spain expects digital vaccine certificates will be ready in June at the latest, the country’s foreign minister has said.

EU leaders agreed last month to work on the certificates to try to kickstart the continent’s tourism industry.

During a radio interview on Wednesday, Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said the vaccination certificate will be a good tool for European citizens and “if all goes well, we will have a vaccination certificate in June at the latest”.

“If it can be in mid-May, better but not later than June,” she emphasised.

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Facing more than 900,000 deaths from coronavirus in Europe, the continent has been plunged into its deepest recession, with the tourist industry severely hurt by the pandemic.

However, Ms Laya told Onda Cero radio that now is “not the time to travel” and that the more responsible people are now, “the more possibilities we will have to spend a normal summer”.

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