EU Digital COVID Certificate

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into application on 01 July 2021.
EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU.

What is the EU Digital COVID Certificate?

An EU digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • received a negative test result or
  • reccovered from COVID-19

Key features of the certificate

  • Digital and/or paper format
  • With QR code
  • Free of charge
  • In national language and English
  • Safe and secure
  • Valid in all EU countries

How can citizens get the certificate?

National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. It could, for example, be issued by test centres or health authorities, or directly via an eHealth portal. Information on how to get the certificate should be provided by the national health authorities. 

The digital version can be stored on a mobile device. Citizens can also request a paper version. Both will have a QR code that contains essential information, as well as a digital signature to make sure the certificate is authentic.

Member States have agreed on a common design that can be used for the electronic and paper versions to facilitate the recognition.

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Which App to download?

Each country has developed its own app, which can be downloaded on any smartphone, in which you can save your EUDCC and then show it where it is requested.

We looked up some examples for you: