COVID-19 certificate

2. Scope of the COVID certificate

The COVID certificate will be a standardized, reliable, forgery-proof tool, recognized nationally and internationally. It is to be used by people who have been vaccinated, cured or recently tested negative.  It will serve mainly for border crossings and access to major events. 

The COVID certificate will come into force in Switzerland at the end of June and will be recognised by the European Union as of 28th June.

The Confederation has identified three areas of application for the certificate:

Use of the COVID certificate (FOPH)


With regards to travel, the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) tropical medicine and travel unit provide a summary document with the list of country requirements in terms of medical certificates, PCR test, antigen test (RDT), COVID certificates of recovery or Covid vaccination certificates (in French only).

HUG - General information concerning COVID tests: List of countries



The COVID certificate is personal. When checked, the certificate holder may be asked to prove his or her identity by means of 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.  A solution for applying for a revised certificate is currently being developed and will be available online on this website.


Do you have a question regarding the COVID certificate?

COVID-19 general information ligne (0800 909 400) - free call  - 7/7 - 8h-19h
(dial 0041 800 909 400 from abroad)

General questions about the certificate : FOPH coronavirus infoline (41 58 463 00 00) - 7/7 - 6h-23h
Questions about the " COVID Certificate " application : (41 58 466 07 99)

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12 June 2021
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