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:
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.
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