Airlines Fear Chaos Over EU’s Digital COVID Passport

Reuters reports:

The EU’s system of digital COVID travel certificates comes into force on Thursday (July 1). It’s meant to enable travel for people who can show they are fully vaccinated, have recently recovered from the virus, or have had a negative test.

Passengers will be able to show a QR code to prove their status. But in a letter to EU leaders, airlines and airports have warned that the system could cause chaos. They say the system is too fragmented, with different practices in different countries.

The industry says vaccination certificates other forms must be processed before travellers arrive at airports, or there will be huge delays. They want governments, not airports, to manage all the data and provide equipment for reading the codes.

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