MEPs overwhelmingly back EU's COVID travel pass

MEPs overwhelmingly back EU's COVID travel pass
Copyright Christophe Licoppe/ European Union, 2021
By Euronews
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The vote leaves just the European Council to rubber-stamp the legislation for it to come into effect by July 1.

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The European Parliament has approved the bloc's EU COVID travel pass, paving the way for the revival of free movement across the continent.

MEPs debated and voted on the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC) on Tuesday and the results were announced on Wednesday morning.

The vote was passed overwhelmingly, with 546 in favour, 93 against and 51 abstentions.

The approval by European lawmakers in Strasbourg means that the Council must now rubber stamp the legislation, allowing the travel document to enter into force by the self-imposed July 1 deadline.

You can find everything you need to know about the bloc's travel pass here.

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