Interior Minister: CovidGO free mobile phone app available as of Wednesday

NEWS 23.06.202120:09
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A free mobile phone app, Covid GO, made to check EU digital green certificates, is available as of Wednesday, Croatian Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic said on Wednesday.

“The app, available for now in the Apple App Store, enables the validation of QR codes on EU digital green certificates issued in Croatia and EU member states,” Bozinovic said, adding that the application is free and that it will also be available soon in Google Play Store.

Bozinovic explained that the app makes it possible to check certificates of testing, certificates of vaccination and certificates of recovery from COVID, adding that the app does not process personal information but checks national digital signatures written in QR codes.

“If a certificate is valid, the screen will turn green. If for any reason the certificate is not valid, the screen will turn red with an additional explanation,” he added.

He said that pursuant to decisions by the national COVID response team, the app will facilitate checking if certificates are valid at events that are being attended by people who have an EU digital green certificate.

The app was designed by the AKD company and was so far dowloaded by more than 217,000 persons.