COVID-19 certificate for travel abroad

COVID-19 certificate for travel abroad

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation expires on 30 June 2023. In future, the Digital COVID-19 Certificate will no longer be applicable across the EU Member States. You can still get a coronavirus certificate from MyKanta if you need one.

As a rule, the COVID-19 certificate is not required when travelling at the moment. However, the certificate may be required for some destinations. It is the responsibility of the traveller to find out what kind of COVID 19 -related requirements and restrictions there are in place in the destination country. Finland does not require COVID-19 certificates.

Check well in advance that the information on your COVID-19 certificate is correct. If there is an error on the certificate, ask a healthcare provider to correct the information and download a new certificate from MyKanta.

The authenticity of all COVID-19 certificates is verified with a QR code valid for one year from the date on which the certificate was downloaded from MyKanta. After this, a new certificate must be downloaded or printed from MyKanta. Always download and take the most recent certificate with you on your journey.

Finland participates in the WHO vaccination certificate pilot

The EU and WHO have launched digital cooperation to prepare for future pandemics, etc. Finland participates in the WHO vaccination certificate pilot.

The pilot will test the compatibility of the EU certificate system with the future system maintained by the WHO. The transfer or pilot phase of the certificate system will not affect citizens' everyday lives. COVID-19 certificates continues to be available in MyKanta.

Download the COVID certificate from MyKanta

  1. Log in to MyKanta using your personal means of identification, such as online banking IDs or a mobile certificate.
  2. Select 'Koronatodistus' (COVID certificate) from the menu on the left. You will also find a link to the certificate section on the homepage of MyKanta.
  3. Click the pdf link to open the COVID certificate. If you have a certificate, it will open in a new tab.
  4. 4Save the pdf file to your phone or other device or take a screenshot of it. This way, you have the certificate ready when you need it. You can also print the certificate on paper.

The COVID vaccination certificate is shown in MyKanta no later than five days after the person has received the vaccination. A test result certificate is usually available within 24 hours of providing the sample.

If you do not use MyKanta, you can request a printed COVID-19 certificate from your health care provider.

If the certificate is missing or incorrect, contact your healthcare provider

If the COVID certificate is not shown in MyKanta or there is an error in the certificate details, please contact the healthcare provider where you were vaccinated or where the COVID-19 test was taken. Kanta Services cannot rectify incorrect information. Errors are corrected in the healthcare services.

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Last updated 3.7.2023