Make travel easier with a Digital COVID Certificate

The EU’s Digital COVID Certificate (formerly Digital Green Certificate) is a soon to be released free of charge e-service where you can obtain a certificate as proof that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The EU’s Digital COVID Certificate is expected to first be available on 1 July. By the beginning of August, it will also possible to obtain a certificate of a negative test result for COVID-19 and a certificate of recovery via the Digital COVID Certificate e-service.

Digital COVID-19 certificates will make travel within Europe easier during the coronavirus pandemic, as they will have the identical format throughout the European Union.

With a Digital COVID Certificate, you will be able to easily show that you have:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • been tested with a negative result, or
  • recovered from COVID-19.

Keep in mind that it is the country you are travelling to that determines what rules apply there. It is your responsibility to check whether or not you fulfil the requirements to be allowed to enter.

The Swedish eHealth Agency is responsible for the Digital COVID Certificate e-service and issues the certificates. The eHealth Agency plans to open the Digital COVID Certificate e-service on 1 July. The e-service is based on the prospective EU Regulation concerning the EU’s Digital COVID Certificate.

At the start, only a certificate of the completed vaccination against COVID-19 is included in the Digital COVID Certificate e-service. You need a Swedish e-ID to log in to the e-service.

What does the Digital COVID Certificate of vaccination contain?

Your vaccination certificate includes:

  • your name and date of birth, date of issuance of the certificate,
  • data about the administration of your vaccination including when you received it

Data on vaccinations is reported to the Swedish National Vaccination Registry (NVR) and stored with the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Keep in mind that it takes a number of days (a maximum of seven days) before you can collect your vaccination certificate. This is due to that the party who administered the vaccination will need time to enter the data in the National Vaccination Registry.

Continued further development of the Digital COVID Certificate

The first version of the Digital COVID Certificate only includes a certificate that the holder has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The Swedish eHealth Agency is working to include:

  • Test certificate: indicates the holder’s result, type and date of a NAAT test or a rapid antigen test
  • Recovery certificate: confirms that the holder has recovered from a SARS-CoV-2 infection following a positive NAAT test

Work is also underway to ensure that a vaccination certificate can be obtained without an e-ID.