On Thursday, negotiations between the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the EU and Israel on the implementation and mutual recognition of vaccination certificates took place. Ukraine is among the first countries outside the EU with which communication and active preparation of the said certificates are currently underway. The European Union has named Ukraine and Israel one of the most successful countries in this sphere.
During the online meeting, a technical solution for the introduction of COVID vaccinations certificates and how they can be used was presented. Due to this, Ukrainians will later be able to travel to the EU and those countries that will join the system.
Ukraine is winding up the technical part to launch vaccination certificates in Diia (Action) app. The document is developed taking into account the requirements of the EU Digital COVID Certificate of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation Smart Vaccination Certificates
In the short time, the team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation managed to shape an effective process of cooperation between government institutions for the prompt development and implementation of certificates.
It is planned to assess the compliance of Ukrainian COVID certificates with EU requirements soon. After that, a memorandum will be signed, which will allow Ukrainians to travel with the said certificates. The team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation works around the clock so that Ukrainians can return to their usual life as soon as possible: travel, study, meet relatives or business partners from other countries.
Teams of the Ministry of Digital Transformation, the Ministry of Health, the National Health Service and the State Tax Service are working in synergy on the development and technical implementation.