Frequently Asked Questions
Find your answers about the Digital COVID Certificate
What is included in the Digital COVID Certificate? Can I obtain a test certificate and recovery certificate in the e-service?
The first version of the Digital COVID Certificate service only includes a certificate that the individual has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Efforts is underway to include a certificate of a negative test result for COVID-19 and/or a certificate of recovery under the prospective EU Regulation. Recovery means that you can present a positive COVID-19 antibodies test result received from a healthcare professional from a test that has been taken at least 10 days earlier.
When will it be possible to obtain a Digital COVID Certificate?
The eHealth Agency plans to open up the service on 1 July. Before we open up the service, the EU authorities will first need to adopt the new Regulation on vaccination certificates for travel within the EU, and this is expected to take place sometime in June.
How quickly after I have been vaccinated can I obtain my Digital COVID Certificate out?
The vaccination must first be registered in the Swedish National Vaccination Registry (NVR). It therefore may take up to seven days after the vaccination before you can receive your Digital COVID Certificate. You need a Swedish e-ID to log in to the e-service. The COVID vaccine e-service opens up on 1 July and it is not possible to pre-order or receive a certificate before then.
Do I need to pay for my Digital COVID Certificate?
No, it’s free of charge.
I have been vaccinated in another country and will receive my second dose in Sweden. Will I be able to obtain a certificate?
At present, only vaccinations done in Sweden will be included in the Digital COVID Certificate. Therefore only one dose will be included in your certificate that you collect in Sweden.
It is the country you are visiting that decides what requirements apply there. You must therefore find out for yourself what applies well in advance before you travel; refer to the Resklar [Clear to Travel] app and the Sweden Abroad website.
Is it enough to have been vaccinated, or do I also need to do a PCR test?
This may differ from country to country. It is the country you are going to visit that decides what rules apply there. Therefore, well in advance of you travelling, you must find out for yourself what applies, see the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s Resklar [Clear to Travel] app and the Swedish Embassies’ Sweden Abroad website.
Is it possible to obtain my Digital COVID Certificate in another European country when I am there? Will different countries’ systems be able to exchange information with each other?
You will also be able to extract a Certificate from abroad via www.covidbevis.se if you have been vaccinated in Sweden and have a swedish e-ID. No information about vaccinations or tests will be sent between countries. If you have been vaccinated or tested in a different EU country, you should investigate how you can obtain a certificate from that country.
Do I need to have received two doses before I can apply for a Digital COVID Certificate or is one dose sufficient?
Your Digital COVID Certificate states which vaccine you have received and how many doses you have received. Once you have received your first dose, you will be able to have a Digital COVID Certificate issued to you.
The rules relating to if you need one dose or two doses of the vaccine may differ between countries. It is the country you will be visiting that decides what requirements will apply there. Therefore, well in advance of travelling, you need to find out for yourself what applies, see the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s Resklar [Clear to Travel] app and the Swedish embassies’ Sweden Abroad website.
Do I need a digital mailbox to obtain my Digital COVID Certificate?
No, it is not a requirement to have a digital mailbox, but it is convenient and secure, and works well as a storage location. You can also save and print out your Digital COVID Certificate directly from the device you are using.
I can’t get vaccinated - what alternatives do I have for a certificate?
Work is underway to include in the Digital COVID Certificate a certificate of a negative test result for COVID-19 and/or a certificate of recovery.
Will the Digital COVID Certificate be valid in other contexts than when travelling around, such as concerts, theatre performances and sporting events?
The Digital COVID Certificate is designed to meet international requirements and is intended to facilitate travel abroad. It shall be able to be presented, among other things, at border crossings in connection with ID checks.
On 27 May, the Swedish Government announced that it is also looking at whether it will be possible to use vaccination certificates or similar documents for certain public gatherings and public events for a limited period of time. The Swedish Government is due to return with a position in mid-June.
Is my positive antibody test included in the Digital COVID Certificate?
No, it won’t be. In the first version of the e-service, you can only use Digital COVID Certificate as a certificate that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Work is underway to include a certificate of a negative test result for COVID-19 or a certificate that you have recovered, under the prospective EU Regulation. Recovery means that you can present a positive COVID-19 antibodies test result from a test that has been taken at least 10 days earlier.