COVID-19 certificate to be accepted together with driver’s licence

(16.12.2021.)

Upon presentation of an interoperable COVID-19 certificate, it will also be possible to present a driver’s licence as well as a school card, student’s card, old-age retirement or early retirement pensioner’s card to establish the identity of the holder. This is outlined in the amendment, recognised as urgent, to the Law on the Management of the Spread of COVID-19 Infection, approved by the Saeima in the final reading on Thursday, 16 December.

The law provides for interoperable certificates to be issued to persons who have been vaccinated against, recovered from or tested negative for COVID-19 infection. Until now, only a passport or identity card (eID card) were valid to establish the identity of the certificate holder.

“Changes have been made in response to the public’s call to accept other documents to identify the holder of the certificate,” explains Juris Rancāns, Chair of the Defence, Internal Affairs and Corruption Prevention Committee, which is responsible for the progress of the draft law in the Saeima.

 

Saeima Press Service

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