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Interim French QR code system extended

13 September 2021

The Government's temporary solution for France's 'Pass Sanitaire' has been given an extension as work to establish a permanent solution is progressed.

Islanders travelling to France who are fully vaccinated can contact the helpline for a QR code certificate which will then be used to prove their vaccination status.

Islanders will receive via email, a PDF certificate containing a QR codes for each dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that they have received in Jersey, the most recent of which will be highlighted.

Permanent digital COVID Status Certification is due to be launched towards the end of October and will mean Islanders can declare their vaccination status through means of an app.

All Islanders who have been vaccinated will continue to receive a paper COVID-19 status certificate after they have received a full vaccination course which, will are accepted in the UK and for international travel.

Minister for External Relations, Senator Ian Gorst, said: "Our teams are working hard to deliver a suitable and effective COVID-19 vaccine certification system that can be used in the UK and France. We have adjusted the delivery timeline to ensure our implementation is aligned with the UK's digital solution, which will see the UK enter the EU Covid Status Certification Scheme. This will allow for Jersey's QR codes to work across EU countries.

"We hope that the temporary digital solution will continue to allow Islanders to have the freedom to travel in France. Islanders should retain their paper COVID-19 Status Certificates for use in the UK and international travel."

Islanders who would like a QR code for travel to France can contact the helpline on 0800 735 5566.

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