EU recognises MySejahtera as equal to its Digital Covid Certificate

Users will now see three new tabs on the app’s homepage, namely Covid-19 Self Test, Emergency, and Health Facilities. — ANGELIN YEOH/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — The European Union (EU) has accepted Malaysia’s request to recognise MySejahtera’s certification as being equal to EU’s Digital Covid Certificate, effective today.

EU’s ambassador to Malaysia Michalis Rokas announced the matter in a Twitter post today, calling it a “booster for business and tourism”.

“Malaysia shall be connected to the EU Digital Covid Certificate trust framework established by Regulation (EU) 2021/953.

“This decision shall enter into force on April 4, 2022.” read a graphic attached by Rokas, attributed to the Delegation of the European Union to Malaysia.

To note, the EU Monitor cites Regulation (EU) 2021/953 as “a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable Covid-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital Covid Certificate) to facilitate free movement during the Covid-19 pandemic”.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin responded to Rokas’ post by Tweeting “Reconnecting Malaysia and the EU”.

This comes after Malaysia reopened its national borders on April 1, as it transitions to treating Covid-19 as an endemic disease.

Source: Malay Mail


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