How to read your recovery certificate

Have you received a recovery certificate and want to know more about what the information means? The following guide describes what the certificate contains and what the different parts mean.

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The recovery certificate contains the following information:

1. Last name and first name

Your full name. 

2. Date of birth 

Your date of birth.

3. Unique ID for the certificate 

Each covid certificate has a unique identity number. 

4. Member country where test was performed

Here it says which country you have received the test. 

5. Recovered from (disease or infectious agent) 

Here it says COVID-19.

6. Date of first positive test result (NAAT)

Date when you first tested positive for COVID-19 through a health care provider. (Self-sample collection and self-tests are not valid.)

7. Valid from 

You can receive a recovery certificate no earlier than 11 days after you first tested positive.

8. Valid through 

The recovery certificate is valid for 180 days.

9. This certificate is not a travel document/Det här beviset är ingen resehandling

This wording is only intended to clarify that the certificate is not to be equated with a passport, driving license, ID document or ticket to travel. The certificate can and must be used for travel within the EU and other European countries that accept the covid certificate, for example, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.