People with Irish passport who live in Northern Ireland will not be able to use the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
What this means is in spite of Taoiseach [Irish Prime Minister] Mícheál Martin and other senior Irish government ministers indicating that they would. The Republic of Ireland will introduce the vaccine passport to facilitate international travel on Monday, July 19.
The introduction of the vaccine passport will help facilitate traveling within the EU and also help people who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In the previous week, over two million people in the Republic of Ireland received their certificates, which contain QR codes through email and post.
Unfortunately, most Irish passport holders who were jabbed outside the Republic of Ireland will not be able to use their certificates -statements from the senior Irish government officials sources suggest that the Irish state has no official record of their vaccination.
There were discussions last week by the taoiseach last week that plans are underway to make the certificates available to Irish passport holders in Northern Ireland and other government officials – regardless of the situation, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney has said the situation would be “kept under consideration”.
The Department of Health in Northern Ireland has assured the general public that said it is confident that an “international travel app” will be made available “early this week” for masses who have been fully vaccinated.