EU recognition reflects international confidence in Bahrain: Ministry
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The decision by the European Union to recognise the COVID-19 certificates issued by Bahrain reflects their confidence in the health system of Bahrain, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
“The mutual recognition reflects the international confidence in the health system of Bahrain and the measures it took to address COVID-19 following the highest international standards,” the ministry said.
These are “result of the efforts of Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister,” the statement stressed. The decision allows Bahrain and the European Union countries of their mutual recognition of digital certificates related to vaccination, examination and recovery from COVID-19, as well as their acceptance of all travellers coming from both sides as of July 1, 2022.
The foreign ministry explained that the approval of the request came after confirming the readiness of “Be Aware Bahrain” and its compliance with the international technical standards in ensuring the validity and safety of official certificates.
The European Commissioner for Justice Affairs, Didier Reynders, welcomed the accession of Bahrain to the European Union system linked to 75 countries. The Commission of the European Union has announced that it has decided to recognise the COVID-19 certificates issued by Bahrain, Ecuador, Korea, Kosovo, and Madagascar.
The European Union mission of Bahrain praised this step, which would facilitate travel procedures, as the European Union extended the use of digital COVID-19 certificates until the end of June next year.