From January 10, Brussels wants to adjust the rules for the European corona certificate in the interim by sticking an expiration date on the last injection: 9 months. To extend the extension, a traveler needs the booster shot.
“The protection period of nine months for permits is too short,” the Ministry of Health ordered De Telegraaf on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. “Although the protection of vaccines has diminished somewhat in the recent period, they still protect well against serious illness and death, even after twelve months.”
That approach turns out to be outdated, because hours later it turned out that Minister Hugo de Jonge will drop a different story against Brussels. The Netherlands is giving up its resistance and approaching the European Commission to limit its wishes to nine months.
“We see that the infections in Europe are starting quickly and that countries started with a shorter duration for vaccination certificates,” the Ministry of Health explains. “We want to be able to harmonize the rules surrounding the corona certificate as much as possible, which is in the interest of the free movement of people in the EU.”
In fact, a matter of really good protection.
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With the twist, many Dutch people who thought they could go on holiday with two shots, risk getting into trouble after all. Until now, our country has been extremely slow in providing booster shots. The Hague may have decided that everyone can receive such an extra dose, but it is not clear about who can come to a vaccination point and when.
Trying to align on the travel rules this week. If that fails, a final attempt can be made on Tuesday, when EU health ministers will meet again to discuss the corona situation. It was only the question the Netherlands had managed to do ‘at least twelve months’. for example, for example, find a period of half a year better. Ireland too seems to be dying.
The panic about the omicron variant will in any case not make the discussion. Brussels has all the information about the announcement of extra haste to use booster shots and the full Passenger Localization Form (PLF). For travel, people continue to insist on one approach.
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