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Report CovidCheck abuse, ministers urge



While venues scan the CovidCheck certificates, they don’t usually carry out ID checks Library photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

While venues scan the CovidCheck certificates, they don’t usually carry out ID checks Library photo: Matic Zorman / Maison Moderne

Luxembourg police have so far not reported any cases of people using someone else’s CovidCheck certificate to gain access to an event or venue, with justice minister Sam Tanson, health minister Paulette Lenert and interior security minister Henri Kox urging the public to report abuses.

The grand duchy in July introduced the so-called CovidCheck system, requiring a vaccination, recovery or test certificate for different activities in the country. In November, it expanded the scheme, making it mandatory for all restaurant businesses and also allowing employers to implement CovidCheck for access to the workplace.

Luxembourg police carry out spot checks and have so far found no one using someone else’s vaccination certificate, Tanson (Déi Gréng) said in answer to a parliamentary question on Monday. While venues scan the certificate, they do not usually carry out ID checks.  

“Anyone who has information on cases of violations or forgery, is asked to forward this to the police,” Tanson (Déi Gréng) said in a joint response with Lenert (LSAP) and Kox (Déi Gréng).

Luxembourg law foresees fines between €251 to €12,500 and prison sentences of between one month and one year for the use of fake documents, depending on the circumstances of the offence.