Irish citizens who got vaccinated in Northern Ireland, or anywhere outside the EU, will soon be able to apply for an EU Digital COVID Certificate.
The Irish government will open an application portal tomorrow for Irish passport holders aged over 18.
Thursday 30th September will be phase one of the service. During Phase 1 the portal will accept applications from Irish citizens vaccinated in Northern Ireland who hold a Northern Irish COVID vaccination certificate with a QR code.
The portal will be accessible at covidcertificateportal.gov.ie
Phase 2 begins on Thursday, 21 October. During this phase the portal will accept applications from Irish citizens vaccinated in all countries outside the EU, except those which have been awarded an equivalence decision as the COVID Certificates issued in those countries and territories are accepted under the same conditions as the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
To be eligible, a person has have reliable proof that they have received a vaccine currently authorised for use in Ireland, inlcuding Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccines.
Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly T.D. welcomed today’s announcement saying: “My Department has worked tirelessly with partners across Government to deliver the EU Digital COVID Certificate to the Irish public.
“With over 4 million certificates issued, this project has helped support the safe reopening of our society and facilitated the recommencement of non-essential travel.
“I am delighted to announce that today we are expanding the service to allow Irish passport-holders who have been vaccinated outside of the EU to access an EU Digital COVID Certificate. This service will be made available to Irish citizens who have been vaccinated in Northern Ireland from today, with the service extending to other Irish citizens in October.”