The Welsh government has confirmed today (October 5) that French / EU Covid vaccination certificates will be compatible with the country’s planned Covid pass scheme, set to launch on October 11.
The scheme, in a similar vein to the French system, will require a person to present proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid or having tested negative via a rapid antigen (lateral flow) test within the past 48 hours to attend certain venues and events.
The scheme will come into force on October 11 for over 18s.
A spokesperson for the Welsh government confirmed to The Connexion today that the Welsh verifier app will be able to read French vaccination certificates that are compatible with the EU-wide Covid pass scheme.
The test or vaccine proof will be required for nightclubs, indoor no-seating events with more than 500 people in attendance, and outdoor no-seating events with more than 4,000 people.
They will also be required for any event with more than 10,000 people.
Scotland is also planning to introduce a similar system, set to be brought into force on October 18. The Connexion has asked the Scottish government whether French/EU certificates will be compatible with the scheme, and is awaiting reply.
Northern Ireland has not yet announced any vaccination pass scheme and England had planned a scheme but has since dropped the idea.