Digital green certificate to be ready no later than end-June

Ljubljana – A digital green certificate proving a person has been vaccination against Covid, received a negative test result or recovered from Covid will be available to Slovenian residents no later than at the end of June, the Government Communication Office (UKOM) said on Friday after the government discussed ongoing activity to issue it.

To receive the digital document, which should facilitate safe travel within the EU, a person will have to have SMSPass mobile identity or a digital certificate.

The document will be created as part of the eHealth system on the basis of data from the central register of data about patients, and available on the zVEM portal.

Healthcare providers which have access to the central register will be able to access it alongside authorised staff at the National Institute of Public Health, who could issue the digital document upon request.

The government tasked the Public Administration Ministry to speed up efforts to enable as many residents as possible to obtain a safe mobile identity.

The ministry must thus enable residents to submit the application form for SMSPass at several points across the country.

Apart from the green certificate, a vaccination booklet proving one has been vaccinated or a doctor’s note will also suffice to enable one to freely pass the border.

But since the digital green certificate will be easy to check, resulting in a faster and simpler procedure at the border, the government expects many residents will want to have as soon as possible, UKOM said after the government’s correspondence session.