MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has suggested introducing a vaccination certificate in the European Union to ensure that those who have received the vaccine against the coronavirus can travel freely.
Greece is not planning to make vaccination mandatory, but those who have been vaccinated should be able to travel freely, Mitsotakis said in a letter to President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
According to the Greek prime minister, the re-establishment of freedom of movement within the EU and with third countries is "a fundamental priority for us all".
Greece has developed a sample certificate that could be used on any means of transport, Mitsotakis said.
"In light of the above, it is urgent to adopt a common understanding on how a vaccination certificate should be structured so as to be accepted in all Member States", Mitsotakis said.
If the EU member states agree on the matter quickly, the issue can then be presented at international fora, the Greek prime minister said.
"For countries such as Greece, which are dependent on tourism, it's imperative that this issue is resolved before the summer season", Mitsotakis concluded.