Briefing 
 

Digital Green Certificate: Parliament set to decide this week to fast-track approval 

On Thursday, MEPs will decide whether to use the urgent procedure for the proposed Digital Green Certificate. The debate will take place on Wednesday afternoon.

The Commission tabled the proposal for the regulation creating the Digital Green Certificate on 17 March 2021, suggesting that it should be adopted before the summer. The proposal aims to facilitate safe, free movement inside the EU during the COVID-19 pandemic. It would include information on whether a traveller has been vaccinated against COVID-19, if they have received a negative COVID-19 test result and information on any previous COVID-19 infections.

MEPs will debate the Digital Green Certificate for this first time on Wednesday afternoon, and decide how to steer this file through Parliament and if the urgent procedure should be used on Thursday.

Procedure: Urgency procedure decision

2021/0068(COD)

Debate: Wednesday, 24 March

Vote and result: Thursday 25 March