EU member states adopted guidelines on the proof of vaccination for medical purposes on Thursday, following a proposal by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, his office said.
"The first step in the implementation of Kyriakos Mitsotakis' proposal for a European vaccination certificate was made today," the PM's office said.
The proposal, it added, is a significant start. "The next step should be the expansion of their uses to facilitate Europeans' travel, when a large enough percentage will have been vaccinated. In spite of some critics in Greece, the implementation of the prime minister's proposal is moving along step by step, and the sooner it becomes reality, the better for all," it highlighted.
According to a European Commission statement the same day, the EU member states and the European Commission adopted the guidelines aiming "for a scheme that can accommodate both paper and digital means, ensuring flexibility and compatibility with existing national solutions, and a rigorous protection of personal data."