DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE
Patients can create digital COVID certificates for themselves via the ‘Patient Portal’. Certificates will be compliant with the European Union standard. Three new and different types of certificate can be created which involve proof of vaccination, proof of having had COVID-19, or proof of a negative coronavirus test result.
The forgery-resistant certificates will make travelling around the European Union safer in the future. The certificates can either be used in smart devices or they can be printed out. The authenticity of EU digital COVID certificates can be verified by visiting kontroll.digilugu.ee.
Any previously-created national vaccination certificates will remain valid for the time being, and will still be available via the patient portal.
European Union digital COVID certificates cannot be used in lieu of passports or travel documents. They will also not become a prerequisite for crossing state borders but they may, for example, exempt the holder from the requirement to self-isolate depending upon the specific rules which are applicable in the destination country. Travellers should always pay attention to those requirements which are applicable in the destination country. Further information about such requirements can be found on the following website: reisitargalt.vm.ee.
As of 16 August 2021, the Social Insurance Fund’s customer service points are accepting applications for issuing EU COVID certificates to any Estonians and non-nationals who have Estonian personal identification codes but who cannot create the certificates themselves via the Patient Portal.
Until now, certificates were issued by the Health and Wellness Information Systems Centre (TEHIK), located in Tallinn. Now, people will have a chance to get the service from various service centres of the Social Insurance Board all over Estonia.
In addition to Tallinn, EU COVID certificates which involve proof of vaccination, proof of a negative coronavirus test result or proof of having had COVID-19, shall also be issued in the service centres of the Social Insurance Board in Tartu, Pärnu, Rakvere, Rapla, Türi, Valga, Viljandi, Võru, Haapsalu, Jõgeva, Jõhvi, Kohtla-Järve, Kuressaare, Kärdla, Narva, Paide and Põlva. Specific addresses and opening hours of the service centres are available here.
A vaccination certificate in paper format which is issued by an individual’s family physician or another healthcare worker who is providing the vaccination service may also be used to prove that you have been vaccinated against COVID-19. If an individual already has a vaccination passport and wishes to use it to prove that they have been vaccinated, they should bring their vaccination passport along when they are getting vaccinated so that the person who is providing the vaccination service is able to make an entry in their vaccination passport to conform that vaccination.
Questions and answers about the EU digital COVID certificates are available at the following website: kkk.kriis.ee/en.