Finland: All three types of EU Digital COVID Certificate now available in My Kanta Pages

NordenBladet — The EU Digital COVID Certificate, which is available in the My Kanta Pages, will also include a test certificate and a certificate of recovery as of 14 July. The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate has been available in the My Kanta Pages since 22 June.

Save certificate on your mobile device or print it out
How to get your certificate from the My Kanta Pages:
Log on to your My Kanta Pages at kanta.fi using the identification token of your choice, such as online banking codes or mobile certificate.

Select ‘Koronatodistus’ (COVID-19 certificate) from the left-hand menu. There is also a direct link to the certificate section on the front page of the My Kanta Pages.Click on the pdf link to open the COVID-19 certificate. If you have a certificate, it will open in a new tab.

Save the pdf file on your mobile phone or other device. You can also print it out on paper.

All three types of the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be used when crossing borders within the EU. The aim is to facilitate safe and free movement. Each EU Member State can decide for itself on other uses of the certificate.

The information in the EU Digital COVID Certificates issued by Finland is in three languages, Finnish, Swedish and English. The certificate contains a QR code which can be used to verify the content and authenticity of the certificate. All EU certificates are free of charge.

Paper certificates also available from healthcare providers if necessary
Travellers must download the certificate from the My Kanta Pages before travelling. Efforts continue to be made to avoid a burden on the healthcare system. For this reason, people are advised to use primarily the My Kanta Pages. The My Kanta Pages customer service provides general advice on the COVID-19 certificates and helps with technical problems, but they cannot correct the information included in the certificate.

If a person is unable to get the certificate from the My Kanta Pages, they must contact their healthcare provider and request a certificate in printed form. Persons who do not have access to their My Kanta Pages or cannot for some reason authorise another person to use it on their behalf may obtain a paper version of the certificate from their healthcare provider.

A paper version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be available from some healthcare providers from 15 July onwards. The aim is for all public healthcare providers to be able to issue a paper version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate by mid-August. If a person is not yet able to get a paper version of the EU Digital COVID Certificate from their healthcare provider, they will be issued with a similar certificate that contains the corresponding information.

At the end of August, people who have been either vaccinated against or tested for COVID-19 in Finland but who do not have a Finnish personal identity code can get a certificate from their healthcare providers that meets the EU requirements. Until then, healthcare providers can issue people with a similar certificate that contains the corresponding information.

Travellers must check requirements of their destination country
Before travelling, it is important to find out which EU Digital COVID Certificate is needed to cross the border of your destination country. An EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate may be sufficient. Before travelling, you should also check the COVID-19 situation in your destination and, before returning home, you should check the situation in Finland and take care to follow the latest recommendations. The Re-open EU website (reopen.europa.eu) compiles information on travel instructions and restrictions in place in the EU Member States.COVID-19 tests carried out for the purpose of travelling abroad are administered by private healthcare providers. These COVID-19 tests are subject to a fee. The EU COVID-19 test certificate will appear in the My Kanta Pages regardless of whether your test was carried out by a private or public healthcare provider. Tests undergone upon return to Finland are administered by public healthcare services and are therefore free of charge. Please book your return test in advance using the FINENTRY service, for example.Exercise special caution when travelling in general. The COVID-19 situation in different countries and regions may change abruptly.

Vaccines administered and tests conducted abroad
The EU Digital COVID Certificate is issued by the country where the vaccine was administered. EU Member States must also issue the certificate retrospectively. In Finland, a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination can be issued only if the vaccine products were administered in Finland and they are in use in Finland.

Negative test results are valid for a short period of time. Because of this, it is not worth asking for these results from abroad but to take a new test in Finland if necessary. If a person had the COVID-19 disease abroad, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 must be requested from the country where the test indicating a positive result was taken.


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