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AlHosn app: Greenpass to enter the EU

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The UAE has been connected to the European Union’s Digital Covid Certificate system, making it easier for vaccinated nationals and residents in the Emirates to travel to EU member states. Vaccinated citizens and residents will be able to use the AlHosn mobile application in the same way the EU Digital Pass is being used.

The Digital Pass was launched over the summer this year, allowing users to travel within Europe. Like the AlHosn app, users of the EU Digital Covid Certificate can show using a QR code that they are fully vaccinated or have a negative RT-PCR status.

An official of the EU delegation in the UAE said: “It is a technical solution that allows the QR codes of AlHosn and the EU Digital Pass to be readable in both the UAE and the EU.

So far, 28 non-EU countries, and territories, have joined the EU Digital Covid Certificate system, including Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Lebanon, Israel, Singapore, Ukraine, Togo, Iceland, among others.

Last month, with many countries in Europe entering lockdown as Covid-19 cases soar across the continent, travelers from the UAE began looking towards ‘safer destinations’ for the upcoming holidays.

However, no immediate impact or changes in travel policies on travelers from the Emirates were implemented.

Source: Khaleej Times