(ČIA) The European Parliament (EP) has granted final approval to the European Union's digital COVID certificate. Certificates proving vaccination, negative test results or COVID-19 infection will be recognized by all member states. It should facilitate free movement and contribute to the gradual and coordinated lifting of restrictions. The certificate system will be valid from July 1, 2021 for a period of 12 months. In addition, the EU has set aside EUR 100m from its funds to purchase the coronavirus tests that member countries need to issue test certificates.