Last updated on 18.06.2021

COVID certificate

The COVID certificate is currently being developed and will be gradually rolled out in the cantons from 7 June.

Have you had a COVID-19 vaccination, had the disease, or tested negative (with a PCR or rapid antigen test)? If so, you can request a COVID certificate on paper or in digital form as a PDF from the end of June at the latest. The COVID certificate can be transferred to the “COVID Certificate” app.

The Federal Council is expected to decide on where the COVID certificate will be used on 23 June.

You’ll find the latest information on the COVID certificate below.

This page is being continually updated and added to. A lot of extra information, functions and elements will be provided. Please check back from time to time to make sure you don’t miss any new information on the COVID certificate.

What is the COVID certificate?

The COVID certificate is official proof that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, that you have had the disease, or that you have had a negative PCR or rapid antigen test. The most important part of the COVID certificate is the QR code.


How do I get a COVID certificate and how do I use it?

The COVID certificate is issued on request – either electronically as a PDF or in paper form – via the website of your cantonal authority, in medical practices, vaccination and test centres, hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies. When your certificate is checked, you may be asked to show photo ID.


Where can the COVID certificate be used?

The Federal Council is expected to decide on where the COVID certificate will be used on 23 June. Its proposal shows its general approach regarding when the COVID certificate can be used.


Are my data secure?

Your personal data and your COVID certificate are secure as they are not stored in a central federal government system when they are issued or checked.


Frequently-asked questions

You will find answers to frequently-asked questions on the COVID certificate here.