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# Travel
European Parliament votes to extend Digital Covid Certs for 12 months
The non-binding vote means member states can discuss extending the system past the end date of 30 June.
'Boosted' Covid pass comes into effect for EU travel from today
To travel to an EU country from today, you will need to have had a booster dose if you were last vaccinated nine months ago.
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# covid pass
Different treatment for those who have got booster jab would be unfair at this stage, says Martin
Micheál Martin was asked whether the Digital Covid Certificate would be updated with the booster information.
No plans to change validity of Covid Pass to include the booster jab, says Varadkar
The Tánaiste said he believes more evidence will emerge that the Covid vaccine is a three-dose vaccine.
# vaccine certs
Use of Covid-19 passes extended to cinemas and theatres
A vaccination or recovery cert will now be needed to get into these facilities.
# Covid-19
Hospitality industry collectively call for 'stronger sanctions' against businesses that flout rules
Those in the hospitality sector have said they should not be used as a “scapegoat” for the rising case numbers.
The head of the restaurants association has said the hospitality sector shouldn't be used as a “scapegoat” for rising case numbers.
It follows data showing that just over a third of customers were asked for their Covid certs in restaurants in October, Christina Finn writes.
'It's a nightmare': Parents still experiencing delays of up to eight weeks for birth registrations
Donnelly favours ‘urgent sanctions’ for outlets not checking Covid certificates
Irish passport holders in the UK can apply for Digital Covid Certs from tomorrow
The service was extended two weeks ago to include Irish passport holders who were vaccinated in Northern Ireland.
# Coronavirus
No decision yet on 22 Oct easing, but suggestions Covid Pass system will be extended
The Taoiseach says there is a ‘need for perspective’ but would not be drawn further on re-opening plans.
# gov island
Irish holidaymakers in Malta end quarantine as Embassy warns against travel without Digital Covid Cert
Malta is the only European country not accepting HSE vaccination cards as proof of vaccination.
# Going abroad
Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline
The Tánaiste also said 17,000 certs have been reissued after an “error” with the fada in peoples’ names.
# Malta
Malta confirms seven passengers from Dublin flight must quarantine over 'non-compliant' HSE certs
Passengers on a flight from Dublin on Monday night were told their HSE vaccine cert was not sufficient proof of vaccination.
The Irish holidaymakers can leave quarantine if they obtain a Digital Covid Certificate
Minister of State Ossian Smyth has said he will do everything he can to ensure the certs are issued
The Irish Travel Agents Association says Malta is the only country not accepting HSE vaccination cards
People asked not to contact Digital Covid Cert helpline unless travelling within next 10 days
Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted
# Foreign Travel
Irish holidaymakers in Malta placed in mandatory quarantine after HSE vaccine certs not accepted
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it is aware of the situation.
# ticket to fly
'Constantly engaged': Callers vent frustration amid 'issues' with Digital Covid Cert call centre
Tourism Minister Catherine Martin has said there have been “issues” with the helpline.
Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland will not be able to use EU Digital Covid Cert
The certificate is due to be rolled out in the Republic of Ireland tomorrow.
# summer travel
Irish people will begin receiving Digital Covid Certs from today - here's how the rollout will work
Fully vaccinated people will receive their certs automatically.
Call centre will allow those recovered from Covid to call up to receive travel cert
Cabinet has approved the establishment of a new expert group on rapid Covid-19 testing.
Eligible people are to receive their cert automatically by email or by post
Government warns there may be 'teething problems'
The cert may be used as the basis for a Vaccine Passport for hospitality but Transport Minister says they are 'separate' issues
EU digital cert begins today in all member states except Ireland
Greece, Germany and five other countries kick off EU Covid travel certificates early
# international travel
Hundreds of thousands of Digital Covid Certs to be issued 'within weeks'
The Digital Covid Cert is proof that travellers have been fully vaccinated, have received a negative test result or have recovered from the virus.