COVID-19 certificate

4. COVID certificate for healed persons (incl. serology test)

The COVID certificate is personal. When checked, one must prove one's identity with an official identification document with a photo (e.g. an identity card). The information on the certificate - surname(s), first name(s), date of birth - should be identical to the information on the identity document.

Upon receipt of your certificate, please check that the data matches. If such is not the case, a new certificate may be requested.  To obtain a new, corrected certificate, you can apply online, by filling in the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form.

 

Obtaining a COVID certificate after being cured from COVID-19

Issuance of a COVID certificate depends on the diagnosis context after a COVID illness. In all cases, the COVID certificate is issued free of charge.

Certificates of recovery - after a positive PCR test or serology - are now issued by diagnostic laboratories. 
 

Serology / Blood test

You have had a blood test (serology) to see if you have had COVID. The result was positive. At least 2 weeks after the blood test, you received 1 dose of vaccine. You may apply online to request your COVID certificate by filling in the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form.

The certificate is valid for 12 months from the day of vaccination.
 

Swiss "COVID certificate" of recovery

A certificate of recovery is issued after a positive serology, valid for 90 days from the date of sampling and limited to Switzerland; the requirements for this test are as follows

  • the sampling and analysis are at the expense of the person tested;
  • the sample is taken in Switzerland;
  • the sample is taken after 15 November;
  • the immunological test is recognised and certified (CE) and the result is unambiguously positive; no minimum threshold is established, as this varies from one test to another;
  • the result is quantifiable.

Capillary blood tests (eg. blood sample from finger tip prick) that are CE-certified for in vitro diagnostics (CE-IVD) may be used provided that they are analysed by one of the laboratories authorised by swissmedic and referenced on the swissmedic  website.

 

Positive rapid antigen test

You are cured of COVID-19. Your disease has been confirmed by a positive result of a rapid antigen test (done by a professional with a result within 30 minutes). You have received 1 dose of vaccine at least 28 days after the test. You can request your COVID certificate with the SMS that you will automatically receive in the week following the vaccination.

The certificate is valid for 12 months from the day of vaccination.

If you have not received this SMS 7 days after your vaccination, you may apply online to request your COVID certificate by filling in the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form.

 

Positive PCR test

You are cured of COVID-19. Your illness has been confirmed by a positive PCR test result (done by a professional with a result taking several hours).

  • If you were ill less than 6 months ago, then you do not need to be vaccinated to receive the COVID certificate. You can apply online for a COVID certificate by filling in the online application federal form
    • Outside Switzerland, the certificate is valid for 6 months (180 days) from the 11th day after the positive PCR test result.
    • In Switzerland (and only in Switzerland), from 16 November, the validity of the certificate is automatically extended to 12 months (365 days), starting on the 11th day after the test result.
  • If you have received 1 dose of vaccine at least 28 days after the test, you can request your COVID certificate by activating the internet link sent with the SMS that you will automatically receive in the week following the vaccination. For the procedure, please refer to the COVID certificate for vaccinated persons leaflet.
    The certificate is valid for 12 months from the day of vaccination.

    If you did not received an SMS 7 days after your vaccination, you may apply online to request your COVID certificate by filling in the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form

 

 

People currently suffering from COVID-19 and undergoing treatment will be able to request a COVID certificate once they have recovered. 
 

A mobile phone is required to fill in the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form . People who does not have access to digital tools (mobile phone, computer and internet tools) may contact the COVID-19 General information line (0800 909 400).

 

Do you have a question regarding the COVID certificate?

You may consult the FAQ list or contactCOVID-19 general information ligne (0800 909 400) - free call  - 7/7 - 8h-19h.

From Switzerland: 0800 909 400
From abroad: 41 22 427 8590

Dernière modification
19 November 2021
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