Irish Passport Holders In NI Now Able To Access EU Digital COVID Certificate
Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland who were vaccinated against COVID-19 there are now able to access the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
As reported by rte.ie, such individuals can apply online for an EU Digital COVID Certificate from today (Thursday September 30).
Applicants must be over the age of 18 with a valid Irish passport and a Northern Irish COVID vaccination certificate with a QR code issued by the Department of Health at Stormont.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has reportedly said that he is "delighted" to be able to expand the service.
British passport holders living in Northern Ireland cannot apply for the EU Digital COVID Certificate as the UK is no longer a member of the European Union.
Irish Citizens In Non-EU Countries
The service will reportedly be expanded further to Irish citizens in non-EU countries on Thursday October 21.
Exceptions will reportedly be for residents of countries awarded an equivalence decision as the COVID Certificates issued in those states are reportedly accepted under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
To be eligible, individuals reportedly have to provide proof that they have received one of the four vaccines that are authorised for use in Ireland, which to date are the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines.
The service will reportedly be accessible at covidcertificateportal.gov.ie.
Number Of Certificates Issued To Date
Over four million COVID certificates have reportedly been issued to date under the existing service.
The above news follows news from earlier this month that Republic of Ireland citizens who received COVID-19 vaccinations in Northern Ireland and non-EU countries will be able to obtain EU Digital COVID Certificates through an online portal.
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