About 6.5 million Portuguese, equivalent to 65% of the population, have the European digital certificate whose issuance began on June 16, the Ministry of Health’s Shared Services (SPMS) announced today.
“To date, approximately 6.5 million EU digital certificates have been issued,” a document that confirms that the holder has been vaccinated against covid-19, has tested negative or has already recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infection, the SPMS source said. Lusa.
The issuance of these certificates began in Portugal on June 16 and entered into force throughout the European Union on July 1, with the aim of facilitating the free movement of citizens in member states in a safe manner during the pandemic. In mainland Portugal, the document is required for air or sea travel, access to tourist and local accommodation establishments, entry to restaurants on weekends and holidays, group classes at gyms, attendance at spas and ‘spas’, casinos and bingo, weddings and christenings with much more From 10 people, and cultural, sports or corporate events of more than 1,000 people (in an open environment) or 500 people (in an indoor setting).
The EU digital covid certificate can be obtained via the SNS 24 web portal or the SNS 24 mobile app.
In Portugal, since March 2020, 17,658 people have died and 10,02807 confirmed cases of infection have been recorded, according to data from the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil or Peru.
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