We are ready for the European Health Passport!

The European Commission may soon decide to introduce a European Health Passport as a travel document for individuals who have tested negative for Covid-19 - we are already developing a solution for practical implementation.

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As long-standing partners of medical laboratories and clinics, we support the health service with ever more new, innovative solutions - as we are doing now.

Foreign travel possible again soon?

The government of the Federal Republic of Germany plans to lift the tourists' worldwide travel warning for 31 European countries from 15 June onwards, and to issue travel guidelines for specific countries. Discussions about entry conditions designed to allow tourists to enter again are also being discussed in other European countries

A uniform European regulation could be based on a test for SARS-CoV-2 carried out before the journey starts. If this test gives a negative result, a person who has been tested can use his or her written finding as a valid document for entry into many European countries - i.e. as a so-called EU Health Passport.

This is how the Health Passport functions

Together with medical laboratory specialists, we have already developed a corresponding concept document - including its design and data contents.

In concrete terms, the process could take place in three simple steps:

 

1. In future, anyone intending to travel abroad will undergo a SARS-CoV-2 test immediately before departure.

2. The nose and throat smear that is taken will then be tested for SARS-CoV-2 virus by an accredited specialist laboratory. The medical laboratory's finding report will document the result of the examination for direct detection of the virus (PCR -Polymerase Chain Reaction).

3. The laboratory's finding can be communicated both electronically and in paper form.

The document comprising the laboratory's finding is integrated into a plastic card in cheque card format that can quite easily be carried in a purse or wallet during the journey. The document and card have security features to prevent copying. In addition, the digital Health Passport can be quite simply saved on a personal smartphone by scanning the QR code printed on it.

Benefits for all sides

Doctors and laboratories work to the same high standards within Europe, so tests can take place uniformly throughout Europe. A negative SARS-CoV-2 test before setting out to travel abroad thereby statistically reduces the risk of infection, and could act as a legitimised entry document.