People in Greece can now present their COVID-19 vaccine certificate and identification details via a mobile app.
The app aims to make it easier for citizens to present their vaccination or recovery certificate, together with their identity details, including a photo, all of which is needed to enter retail stores, restaurants, cafes, gyms and other leisure or entertainment venues.
The addition of identity details to the app was launched on Tuesday by Greece’s Ministry of Digital Governance.
Deputy Minister Giorgos Georgantas told state broadcaster ERT the move was introduced after there were “some difficulties in the inspection of certificates,” as citizens also had to have their identity card with them to confirm the match.
“So, in order to serve them, while also protecting their privacy, we basically introduced a section of the police-issued ID that contains only the [holder’s] photograph, full name and date of birth, Georgantas said. “As of today, this is embodied in the certificate. One page will show the certificate and the other the identification data.”
Users can store their vaccination certificate onto their device by scanning its QR code or by downloading it as a PDF and clicking “Save to wallet.”
The app allows for multiple certificates to be downloaded onto one device, in an effort to make it easier for families.
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