European Commission official statement (3 February 2022):
“Today the European Commission is proposing to extend the EU Digital COVID Certificate by a year, until 30 June 2023. The COVID-19 virus continues to be prevalent in Europe and at this stage it is not possible to determine the impact of a possible increase in infections in the second half of 2022 or of the emergence of new variants.
“Extending the Regulation will ensure that travelers can continue using their EU Digital COVID Certificate when traveling in the EU where Member States maintain certain public health measures.
“The Commission is adopting the proposal today to make sure the European Parliament and the Council can conclude the legislative procedure in time before the current Regulation expires. Read the full announcement here »