|Council of the European Union, European Parliament
|Official Journal of the European Union
|L 173, Pages 46-49
Regulation (EU) 2022/1035 - formally signed by the co-legislators on 29 June 2022 - introducing amendments to Regulation (EU) 2021/954 concerning a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate) with regard to third-country nationals legally staying or residing in the territories of Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Regulation (EU) 2021/954 was adopted alongside Regulation (EU) 20201/953 establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate. The latter applies to EU citizens or their family members who may be a third-country national. The former Regulation aimed to ensure that the same framework applied to other third-country nationals who are legally staying or legally residing on the territory of an EU Member State and who are entitled to travel to another Member State in accordance with EU law.
On 3 February 2022, the European Commission proposed to extend this Regulation, considering the prevalence of the virus across the European Union (EU) and the inability to determine the impact of a potential increase in infections or emergence of new variants. The Coreper adopted a position on behalf of the Council of the European Union on 11 March. The plenary of the European Parliament adopted a negotiating position on 5 May. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text for this file was reached on 13 June.
In addition to the prolongation, this extension also includes:
The compromise text was formally endorsed by the Parliament on 23 June and by the Council on 28 June. The Act was signed by the co-legislators on 29 June 2022 and published in the Official Journal on 30 June 2022. Similar legislation was adopted concerning EU citizens and their family members.
|Health, Justice and Home Affairs
|Border Control | Management, Public Health
|COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Free Movement of People
|European Union [EU]