The EU Digital COVID Certificate is used while travelling and, as of 16 October 2021, as a COVID-19 passport in Finland.
The COVID-19 vaccination certificate in My Kanta Pages and the other COVID certificates are meant for personal use.
Use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate as a COVID-19 passport
The COVID certificate is used as a COVID-19 passport as an alternative to COVID-19 restriction measures imposed by the authorities in Finland.
The COVID-19 passport could be required, for example, in restaurants and night clubs, in public events, gyms and other indoor sports and fitness venues, swimming baths and spas, dance venues and facilities used for group activities, amusement and theme parks, indoor areas at zoos, indoor playgrounds and indoor play areas, as well as in museums, exhibition spaces and other similar cultural venues.
Further information: kanta.fi/en/covid-19-passport
Use of the EU Digital COVID Certificate when travelling
Before travelling, the passenger must find out which kind of certificate the destination country requires. Each EU country decides for itself whether it requires the EU Digital COVID Certificate from persons arriving in the country. If you decide to travel, please check the destination country’s COVID-19 situation with care and, before the return journey, the COVID-19 situation in Finland and the Finnish guidelines on COVID-19.
Up-to-date travel guidance is published on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (um.fi). Further information about travel-related instructions and restrictions in the EU countries is also available on the Re-open EU (europa.eu) website.