The European Union COVID-19 digital certificate would represent "freedom and mobility" across the region, German state minister for Europe Michael Roth said on Tuesday as reported by Reuters.
"This is not only important for countries depending on tourism but for all of us: It is ... a clear signal for freedom of movement and for mobility in the European Union. We should send a clear message that we are making progress. This is very important with a view to the summer," Roth said at the meeting in Brussels.
The news comes amid efforts to roll out coronavirus jabs and test and trace travellers, allowing nations such as Greece, Israel, Iceland and others to reopen their borders to tourists amid the ongoing pandemic.