DK calls on government to roll out EU’s digital Covid certificate
Addressing a press conference, DK MEP Klara Dobrev cited the prime minister’s chief of staff as saying last week that the EU’s Covid certificate would be introduced in Hungary on July 1. Gergely Gulyas, she said, had promised the launch of a government information campaign on the travel certificates, “but there’s no sign of any campaign or any preparations for one”.
EU countries will begin rolling out the new digital travel certificates on July 1, Dobrev said, adding that “because of [Prime Minister Viktor] Orban’s failure to launch the document, Hungarians will once again be at a disadvantage.”
Travelling to most western European countries “will be very problematic and expensive” without the EU certificate, she said, arguing that those looking to enter a western member state without an EU Covid passport will have to present a PCR test or self-isolate upon arrival.
Dobrev, who is also DK’s prime ministerial candidate, said a solution also needed to be found for the 2 million Hungarians who received eastern Covid vaccines, noting that those jabs had not been approved by the EU.