Lithuania to start issuing EU digital COVID certificate on June 7 – official

  • 2021-06-02
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The EU Digital COVID Certificate system intended to facilitate travel within the bloc should become operational in Lithuania on June 7, an official said on Wednesday.  

"To our knowledge, the Center of Registers, which is the main contractor because the digital certificate in Lithuania will be issued via the e-health portal [...], plans that the digital certificate [...] will be launched on June 7," Deputy Health Minister Zivile Simonaityte told a news conference.

Earlier in May, the European Parliament and EU member states reached a provisional deal on a digital certificate that will offer proof that a person has either been vaccinated against the coronavirus, received a negative test result or has recovered from COVID-19.

The certificate will be issued by national authorities and cover all 27 EU member countries. 

The deal is yet to be formally approved by the European Parliament whose plenary session is scheduled in Strasbourg for June 7-10. 

Lithuania's e-health system is administered by the Center of Registers.