Czech Radio: Issuing certificates to people inoculated in third countries plagued by complications

Czechs and specified foreigners who received their coronavirus vaccines in selected states outside of the European Union should have started to receive European vaccine certificates in the Czech Republic from Monday, but their issuing  is plagued by problems, Czech Radio reported on Thursday.

GPs, who are expected to organise the certificates, do not consider this as part of their work. Furthermore, they claim that the Ministry of Health has provided them with no manual describing how they are supposed to proceed with such a request. According to the Health Ministry this is not true.

The Ministry of Health postponed the recognition of vaccination certificates of Czechs vaccinated abroad several times, before eventually going ahead this Monday. It now directly recognizes certificates from Serbia, Israel and the United Kingdom. An application for an EU certificate is required for 10 other countries, which include the United States of America, Australia and Singapore.

Author: Tom McEnchroe