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COVID-19 certificates for minors from My Kanta Pages and healthcare providers

Notice Written on 08.10.2021 All notices

A minor can get the EU test certificate, certificate of recovery and COVID-19 vaccination certificate from My Kanta Pages. If necessary, a paper version of the certificate can also be obtained from healthcare providers.

If the minor themselves or their parent or guardian is unable to access My Kanta Pages to view the data and print out the COVID-19 certificate, a paper version of the certificate can also be obtained from the healthcare service. The printing service is available in the majority of public healthcare organisations. The certificate must be requested from the healthcare unit where the vaccine was given or where the COVID-19 test was taken. The healthcare organisations will provide further local guidelines on how to obtain a paper version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate. For further instructions, please contact the healthcare organisation that administered the vaccine or provided the COVID-19 test.

How a minor can obtain the EU Digital COVID Certificate

  1. A parent or guardian can access the data concerning a child under 10 years of age in My Kanta Pages and print out the COVID-19 certificate. A parent or guardian of a child over 10 years of age can view the child’s COVID-19 certificate in My Kanta Pages only if the necessary changes have been made in the patient data system by the healthcare organisation that administered the vaccine or where the COVID-19 test was taken.
  2. A minor can log in to My Kanta Pages themselves. To do so, they must have a means of identification, such as online banking codes or mobile certificate. The certificate is available to them although it is not shown to the parent or guardian.
  3. The healthcare service is able to print out the EU Digital COVID Certificate for clients who are unable to get the certificate from My Kanta Pages. This also applies to certificates for minors. The printing service is already being deployed in the healthcare service, but it is still not available in all locations.

Certificate is needed for travel

Before travel, passengers must find out which COVID-19 certificate a minor will need in order to enter the country of destination. For example, some countries do not require a COVID-19 certificate at all for children under 12.

It may be possible to use another certificate than the EU certificate equipped with a QR code at border crossings, but every country determines themselves which kind of certificate is accepted for entering the country. Latest information: Re-open EU (reopen.europa.eu).

EU Digital COVID Certificate acts as a COVID-19 passport

Until now, the EU Digital COVID Certificate has been used for travel purposes. The Government proposal on COVID-19 passport (Government proposal on COVID-19 passport submitted to Parliament (stm.fi) proposes the use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate as a COVID-19 passport. People aged 12 and older could be required to present a COVID-19 passport. The COVID-19 passport could be used regionally as an alternative to COVID-19 restrictions. The passport could be used in leisure activities and events. 

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