Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Department of Health
465. To ask the Minister for Health the reason applicants for the EU Digital COVID Certificate who were vaccinated in the Northern Ireland but are residents in Ireland require proof of an Irish passport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49745/21]
The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation allows for Digital COVID Certificates to be provided to Union citizens vaccinated in a third country provided that the Member State has been provided with reliable proof of vaccination.
Ireland is developing the capability for Digital COVID Certificates are to be issued to Irish citizens, aged 18 and older, vaccinated in third countries with accepted vaccines. This does not include non-Irish citizens vaccinated in third countries.
All applicants, regardless of residency, are required to provide passport details as proof of identity and reliable proof of vaccination, as part of the application process.