Vaccination certificates may be required for public gatherings in Sweden

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The Government intends to go on with the proposal to allow the use of vaccination certificates at public gatherings and public functions from December 1, 2021. The intention is to limit the spread of the virus among unvaccinated people in particular by preventing them from gathering in large groups, at the same time as public gatherings and public functions can continue with having visitors.

“The pandemic is not over and in our part of the world the virus is now spreading. The negative trend is worrying, even though we have not yet seen a similar development in Sweden. The Government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden therefore see a need to be able to use vaccination certificates as a disease control measure to limit the chains of infection,” says the Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren.

The Government has received a request from the Public Health Authority of Sweden, which sees the necessity of access to vaccination certificates as a disease control measure. The Government referred a proposal to ease the restrictions in September that apply to an event if the organiser can guarantee that the participants are vaccinated by requiring them to show a vaccination certificate which proves that they are fully vaccinated, i.e., the vaccination component of the EU’s digital COVID certificate.

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