Disease Certificate - What changes from January 31st

The change will take effect from January 31, 2022 and will apply to all Certificate Holders

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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 file photo, a teacher, left, has her so-called "Green Pass" checked by a school worker as she arrives at the "Isacco Newton" high school, in Rome. Italian workers in both the public and private sectors will be obliged to provide a health pass to access the workplace from Oct. 15 under a decree passed Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 by Premier Mario Draghi's broad-based coalition government. The measures are the first by a major European economy requiring proof of vaccination, a negative result on a recent virus test or having recovered from COVID in the last six months to access places of work. (AP Photo / Andrew Medichini, File)

Based on the decision of the Council of Ministers dated 21 December 2021 the period of validity of the Sickness Certificate reduced from 180 days to 90 days. This change will take effect from on January 31, 2022 and will be valid for all Certificate holders, regardless of whether they have issued it before that date.

It is clarified that these certificates will continue to be issued through the platform www.eudcc.gov.cy and the date of entry into force of the certificate will be the date of release of the individual. Will be valid for home use up to 90 days from the date of the first positive laboratory test, as specified in the relevant decree.

It is pointed out that the Certificate of Disease will continue to be valid for 180 days from the date of the first positive laboratory test, which is the maximum period allowed by the relevant European Regulation and therefore can be used by citizens for travel purposes. Please note that in the event of travel, the traveler should consult the Re-open EU website or application (reopen.europa.eu) or the national authorities of the country of arrival to be informed of the validity of the certificate, which may be 180 days or less in other countries.