The regional government has given the green light to a Covid passport in order to be able to access certain spaces. This will include hotel and catering establishments with a capacity greater than 50 people, leisure and entertainment venues and random activities such as casinos or bingo halls, in visits to hospitals and public and private residences.
This decision is now awaiting endorsement from the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community. These measures will come into force only when the Court gives its approval and will be launched the day after publication in the DOGV. They will remain in force for 30 days and it is proposed that it comes into effect as of 3rd December.
Meanwhile, Police are warning people about a black market for fake vaccination certificates as requests have already doubled following the news of a Covid Passport scheme across the region. The leisure and hospitality sector is already demanding that the government provides means to detect fake documents.
Black market crooks are reportedly offering forged Covid Passports for those who don’t want to be vaccinated for between 50 and 250 euros, advertising the service on social networks. The Guardia Civil is warning people that falsifying a document issued by the public health department is forgery and is punishable by imprisonment of up to three years.