The government has decided not to proceed with the digitalisation of the SafePass, but to directly implement the EU Green Pass, which is expected to be implemented in June.
In statements to CNA on Thursday, Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation Kyriakos Kokkinos said that based on the latest data, the Green Pass or digital immunity certificate will be ready for implementation in the second half of June. He added that until then, Cyprus will be using the SafePass which will continue to be in a printed form.
The SafePass is needed to enter areas like shopping malls, restaurants, coffee shops, churches, social events, hotels, gyms etc. People who enter must have evidence that they have been vaccinated with at least one dose at least three weeks previously or have been ill with Covid-19 within the last six months or show a negative test certificate, PCR or rapid test, valid for 72 hours.
Kokkinos said that the Green Pass will be digital, in the form of an app, but noted that people who are not technologically up to date will be able to print it.
The Green Pass will be a cross-border application, aiming to facilitate safe and free movement in all European countries.