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Greece Introduces COVID-19 Digital Vaccination Certificates

ATHENS (Sputnik) – Greece has started issuing digital vaccination certificates to all nationals who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, the Greek prime minister’s press service said, adding that the pilot certificate was presented by Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Tuesday evening at the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.

Citizens will be able to get their “vaccination passports” either through the official public services internet portal or through Citizen Service Centres. The certificate contains all the necessary information to identify the individual. It has three levels of protection — QR code, unique code and digital stamp.

“Today we begin the issuance of digital vaccination certificates. This is another Greek innovation. It will be automatically registered in the account of each citizen … This is also a precautionary measure, as it is the only possible way to confirm legal vaccination”, Mitsotakis said.

The prime minister added that the European Union had warmly welcomed his proposal to introduce an EU-wide vaccination certificate.

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