EU digital COVID certificates are now valid for 365 days from today
October 1, 2021 – Following the recommendation of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ), a new rule has been implemented on the EU COVID digital certificate system in Croatia as of today, extending the duration of vaccination certificates to 365 days.
HrTurizam.hr reports that the new certificate term applies to all new certificates, as well as those previously issued. Citizens who have already obtained their certificates will not have to request a reissue as the term of their existing certificates will be automatically extended. Citizens can check the duration of their certificates by storing the certificate in the digital wallet of the CovidGO mobile application, and when traveling to other countries it is certainly necessary to check the local rules in force.
With the new duration, the previously implemented rules regarding the issue of vaccines with central approval in the EU are still in force. Vaccination certificates can thus be obtained from people who have been vaccinated with two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, from people who have been vaccinated with two doses of different vaccines received in two doses, for example, a person has received the first dose of AstraZeneca, the second Pfizer and who have been vaccinated with a single dose vaccine.
Confirmation may also be requested from people who have been vaccinated with a single dose of vaccine received in two doses who have a positive PCR test 180 days from the date of receipt of the vaccine. They can request a certificate from the day of vaccination and it will also be valid for 365 days.
According to the accepted revision of the document by the European Commission e-Health network of September 29, 2021, it is possible to issue EU digital COVID certificates for vaccines that do not have central approval in the EU.
From September 30, 2021, certificates may also be issued for the vaccines below in the table, according to the following rules:
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