Vaccination certificates introduced at public events and public gatherings

From 1 December, vaccination certificates can be used at public events and public gatherings with more than 100 participants indoors. People under the age of 18 do not have to present vaccination certificates, at events like these.

As of 1 December, vaccination certificates can be used at indoor events with more than 100 participants.

The easiest and quickest way to get a vaccination certificate is to log in with e-identification at www.covidbevis.se. It only takes a couple of minutes.

If you do not have an e-identification, read more about how to obtain one: About e-identification 

Simple instructional videos on how to obtain a vaccination certificate

How to obtain a vaccination certificate via mobile phone (video in Swedish)

How to obtain a vaccination certificate via computer (video in Swedish) 

What is required for a person to be considered vaccinated and thus gain access to an event?

In order for a person to be considered vaccinated with the total number of doses of vaccine against covid-19 disease, he or she must have received either: 

1. two doses of Comirnaty (Pfizer / BioNTech), Spikevax (Moderna), Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) 

Or

2. one dose of Covid-19 Vaccine (Janssen).

Will I be able to show a certificate of a negative test (a so-called test certificate) or a recovery certificate instead of a vaccination certificate, at public gatherings and public events?

No, only vaccination certificates will be accepted.

Why can test certificates or recovery certificates not be used at events?

This is because the purpose of the measure is to limit the spread of infection among, above all, unvaccinated people by preventing unvaccinated people from gathering in larger groups.

Are vaccination certificates from other EU countries valid for events?

Yes, vaccination certificates from other EU countries, as well as other countries that are connected to the EU's digital covid certificates, apply. At the time of writing, evidence from 51 countries applies.

See the full list here

What applies to events where vaccination certificates are used? 

If vaccination certificates are used at public events and public gatherings with more than 100 participants indoors, the organizer must have a written routine for how the certificates are checked. 

Read more in the Public Health Agency's regulations (in Swedish) 

How are vaccination certificates verified at events?

When vaccination certificates are checked at events, it is done with an app from the Agency for Digital Government, DIGG. 

Read more about verification on DIGG's website (in Swedish) 

What applies to events where vaccination certificates are not used?

If vaccination certificates are not used at such events and gatherings, the organizer must instead take special infection control measures. Participants must have a designated seat, groups must consist of a maximum of 8 people, and groups must be able to keep a distance of at least 1 meter to each other. 

Read more in the Public Health Agency's regulations (in Swedish)