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The health pass becomes European from 1 July

Publié le 09 juillet 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Crédits : © Health Insurance

EU Digital Covid vaccination certificate

Are you vaccinated, cured or tested negative in Covid-19? With the harmonisation of « sanitary pass » from 1to July 2021, you can travel freely in Europe. Title « EU Digital Covid certificate », it includes all evidence of vaccination, negative testing or recovery. From 1to July 2021, the QR Code present on « sanitary pass » French can be read anywhere in Europe, directly in the application TousAntiCovid.

What is the EU Digital Covid certificate?

Title « EU Digital Covid Certificate », this health pass contains proof of non-contamination of the Covid, among the following 3 (one of these 3 proof is enough):

  • QR codes the vaccination certificate, provided that people have a complete vaccination plan:
    • 2 weeks after 2nd injection for dual injection vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca);
    • 4 weeks after injection for single injection vaccines (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson);
    • 2 weeks after the vaccine was injected in people who had Covid (only 1 injection).
  • The QR codes for a negative RT-PCR or antigenic test of less than 48h for access to major events and of 72h maximum for border health control.
  • The QR codes a positive RT-PCR test attesting to the recovery of the Covid, dating from at least 11 days and less than 6 months.

European travellers can present the « QR Code » from the certificate to the border police or airlines without regard to the language in which the certificate is written. A green or red light will indicate whether the traveller can enter the territory or not.

It will also be possible to present a paper version of the certificate.

This certificate is recognised in all EU Member States and six other countries (Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, Switzerland), but the rules of entry and exit remain specific to each country. Check the rules set by the destination country on Travel tips Department of Foreign Affairs.

  FYI : The « EU Digital Covid certificate » is the European standard established by the European Commission for the issue, verification and acceptance of vaccination certificates, negative test results or documents attesting that a person has been restored from a previous Covid-19 infection. It shall enter into force in all Member States from 1to July 2021, with a six-week transition period. If a Member State is not yet ready to issue the new certificate to its citizens, other formats may still be used in border health checks and will have to be accepted in the other Member States until 12 August 2021 (e.g. a paper-based vaccination certificate).

  Warning : Effective July 10, 2021, the Covid-19 reinstatement result is limited to a RT-PCR test ofat least 11 days and less than 6 months old. A positive antigenic test is no longer valid.

How to retrieve the QR code of your vaccination certificate in European format?

Since 25 June 2021, vaccination and test certificates have been available in the European format.

To get your European vaccination certificate, go to Health Insurance online service Title « EU Digital Covid Certificate », it shall contain a QR code and the part, vaccination certificate, shall include information relating to the vaccination carried out: vaccine administered, number of doses, date and country of vaccination.

This online service is intended for beneficiaries of a French health insurance scheme. To sign in with FranceConnect, you will need your Ameli account access codes, your MSA account or your tax space.

To download your vaccination certificate into the application « AllAntiCovid », go to « My Booklet », select  « Add Certificate » and scan the QR code at the bottom left of the certificate (printed document or pdf on the screen).

If you can't scan the QR code, just take a photo of your vaccination certificate with your smartphone. Then you can present this photo if you need it. QR codes will be readable in the same way as if they were in the AllAntiCovid notebook.

To travel to Europe, it is necessary to retrieve the vaccination certificate in the European format.

  Please note : if you need help importing your certificate, you can view the application's question and answer  « AllAntiCovid », accessible via « About - Contact Us ». You can also call the helpline at 0 800 08 71 48 (7/7 days from 9 am to 8 pm).

  FYI : If you are not a beneficiary of a French health insurance scheme (for example, you are European living in France), you do not have access to this online service. If you have been vaccinated in France, to receive your vaccination certificate, you must go to your vaccination centre or go to a doctor or pharmacist authorised to vaccinate with the summary entitled « Data transmitted to Health Insurance » with identifier  « patient code ». This code will allow you to find yourself in the Vaccin Covid database.

How to retrieve the QR code from your Covid test in European format?

To recover the negative or positive test certificate performed in the last three months, you just need to log on to the platform sidep.gov.fr with your FranceConnect credentials or click on the link sent by email or SMS.

All PCR and antigenic tests generate proof as soon as the result is entered by the professional in the SI-DEP database, which can be printed live and which is also made available to the patient via an email and an SMS to go and retrieve it on SI-DEP.

This certificate includes identification data (name, date of birth) and screening information (date and type of test, negative or positive result) and a QR code that you can scan and import into the TousAntiCovid Carnet application.

The result of a positive RT-PCR test valid as proof of recovery of the Covid must be at least 11 days and 6 months old in France. This period may vary according to the destination country. Check the rules set by the destination country on Travel tips Department of Foreign Affairs.

  Please note : If you have already downloaded your QR Code in the TousAntiCovid Carnet application, you have nothing to do: the QR Code will be automatically updated in European format from 1to July 2021.

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