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EU Digital COVID Certificate


​EU Digital COVID Certificate

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either:
  • been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • received a negative test result or
  • recovered from COVID-19



THE EU SWAB TEST AND RECOVERY DIGITAL CERTIFICATES ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR TRAVEL TO MALTA BUT CAN BE USED BY MALTESE RESIDENTS TRAVELLING TO OTHER EU COUNTRIES

The European Commission has built a gateway through which all certificate signatures can be verified across the EU. The personal data of the certificate holder does not pass through the gateway, as this is not necessary to verify the digital signature. The European Commission also helped Member States to develop national software and apps to issue, store and verify certificates and supported them in the necessary tests to on-board the gateway.



Key features of the certificate

  • Digital and/or paper format
  • with QR code
  • free of charge
  • in national language and English
​  • safe and secure
  • valid in all EU countries



How can citizens get the vaccine certificate?

  • The EU vaccine certificate can be downloaded from https://certifikatvaccin.gov.mt​
  • The EU vaccine certificate can be issued by logging in through the e-ID or the alternative login method which requires an ID number, date of birth and ID Document Number
  • The EU vaccine certificate for children can be issued by logging in through the alternative login method and requesting a Health Token
  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted in all EU Member States



How can citizens get the Test and Recovery Certificates?

  • The EU swab test and recovery digital certificates can be issued through https://certifikatswab.gov.mt for Maltese Residents
  • The EU swab test and recovery digital certificates can be issued by logging in through e-ID or the alternative login method which requires an ID number, date of birth and ID Document Number
  • A test certificate can be issued if a not-detected (negative) COVID-19 swab test NAAT or RAT test has been recorded within the past 72 hours. The system will always issue the last not-detected result for the certificate
  • If a detected (positive) NAAT or reactive-confirmatory RAT are traced within the past 72 hours a certificate will not be issued
  • A recovery certificate can be issued if a detected (positive) NAAT test result is found within the past 180 days but before 14 days of request of issue of certificate.



How long will the swab and recovery certificate remain valid?​

​•The swab test certificate will be valid for 72 hours from collection of the test, while the recovery will remain valid for 180 days from the detected result date.