COVID-19 certificate

5. COVID certificate for negative tested persons


Obtaining a COVID certificate following a negative PRC test (performed in Switzerland or abroad) or following a negative rapid antigen test (with a nasopharyngeal swab, performed by a health professional, in Switzerland)

Testing centers, laboratories, pharmacies may issue COVID certificates for persons who were tested negative for COVID-19 (PCR test or rapid antigen test), according to the document COVID Certificate Issuance (in French only).  In all cases, the COVID certificate is free of charge.

No COVID test certificate is issued for negative tests that were performed in case of symptoms, or in case of exposure (outbreak investigation).

The Confederation covers the costs of rapid antigen tests to obtain COVID negative test certificate for everyone.


1) Negative PCR Test

Persons who tested negative with a PCR test will receive their COVID certificate by email directly from the laboratory. They may then download the test on their mobile phone via the "COVID Certificate" application (blue).

 

2) Negative rapid antigen test

Persons who tested negative with a rapid antigen test will receive their COVID certificate directly on site from the testing facility or by email. People may then download the test on their mobile phone via the "COVID Certificate" application (blue).

 

 


Recommendation upon receipt of the certificate

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 may fill in online the COVID Certificates e-démarches application form | ge.ch or contact the COVID-19 Green Line (0800 909 400). 

 

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Last updated
29 September 2022

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