WorldDigital vaccination passports likely available before summer, Merkel says

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a press conference following the EU leaders' videoconference in Berlin, Germany February 25, 2021. John MacDougall/Pool via REUTERS

Digital vaccination certificates enabling people to travel in Europe despite the coronavirus pandemic will probably be available before the summer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a virtual EU summit.

“Everyone agreed that we need a digital vaccination certificate,” Merkel told a press conference on Thursday, adding the EU Commission would need around three months to create the technical basis for such documents.

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