Slovenia test-introduces digital Covid certificate in trail phase

Ljubljana – Slovenia test-introduced the European digital Covid certificate today, while the system will be fully up and running next week, Health Minister Janez Poklukar told the press on Thursday.

For registered uses with digital identity, the certificate will be available on the zVem portal this evening.

Those who have been vaccinated with both jabs, or with one in case of the single-dose vaccines, will receive the certificate to their home address by 30 June.

A few days later, those who have already recovered from Covid-19 and those vaccinated with only one jab will also receive it.

The certificate which some 900,000 persons are to receive to their home addresses will be the same as the one that can be downloaded from zVen and printed.

The certificate has a QR code enabling simple checking of data about vaccination, test results or reconvalescence.

Poklukar said that in the coming days, police will start using special devices to check the certificates on the border.

In July, an app will be available for access to the zVem system so that “one will have one’s digital certificate in one’s phone”, he said.

No later than 1 July, a digital coronavirus certificate could also be obtained at vaccination and testing points around the country.

People will also have an option of having it printed for up to two euros at most of the pharmacies.

Poklukar is happy that all EU member states have managed to introduce the digital certificate, which he believes will enable all citizens to travel more freely.

He stressed, however, that the digital certificate did not yet mean free entry to all EU countries because countries decide on entry rules on their own.

The minister once again called on people to get vaccinated to successfully weather the challenge of the fourth, autumn, wave of the epidemic.

“Let’s join forces to get vaccinated. For our common well-being and to the benefit of all. Stay well, Slovenia,” he said, as he draw a parallel between the challenges times of the epidemic and the period when Slovenia became independent.