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EU Digital COVID Certificate can be obtained from My Kanta

How to obtain an EU Digital COVID Certificate through My Kanta
Where can I print an EU COVID-19 certificate?
Who is the printing service for?
EU COVID-19 certificates for children and young people
COVID Certificate for a person with a temporary personal identity number
Is the certificate valid when travelling?

The EU COVID-19 certificate can be found via the My Kanta service at omakanta.fi. You can log in to My Kanta with your online bank codes. There is a delay in the transfer of data to My Kanta, for example after vaccination, which may take a few days.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate consists of three different certificates:

  • a COVID-19 vaccination certificate,
  • a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result,
  • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19.

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate

The COVID-19 vaccination certificate will be available in My Kanta as soon as you have received the vaccination. The certificate will show the name of the most recent vaccine received, the date of administration and the number of vaccine doses. If you have received two vaccines, only the name of the second vaccine dose will be shown.

The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificates for those under the age of 18 who have received two vaccination doses will remain valid until further notice. Vaccination certificates for adults will expire after 270 days (about nine months) from the last vaccination dose. As of yet, no acceptance period applies to certificates issued following the administration of booster doses.

The certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result

The certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result will be updated on My Kanta once the test results are ready. My Kanta will show your latest test result first.

The certificate of recovery from COVID-19

The certificate of recovery from COVID-19 is submitted to My Kanta when the disease is confirmed with a positive PCR test result. A lateral flow test (an antigen test) result is not sufficient as proof of an infection. An EU Digital COVID Certificate will not be updated to the My Kanta pages if the result of the coronavirus test is weakly positive. The test result can then read, for example, "trace" or "limit value".

The certificate enters into force in 11 days and expires 180 days after receiving the test result.

There may be a delay of a few days in transferring data to My Kanta.

How to obtain an EU Digital COVID Certificate through My Kanta

To obtain a certificate from My Kanta, follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to the My Kanta service from the kanta.fi page with your own means of identification, such as online banking IDs or a mobile certificate.
  2. From the menu on the left, select Koronatodistus (COVID-19 certificate). You can also find a link to the certificate section on the home page of My Kanta.
  3. To get a certificate, click on the link
    Avaa koronarokotustodistus (Open a COVID-19 vaccination certificate),
    Avaa testitulostodistus“ (Open a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result), or
    Avaa sairastamistodistus (Open a certificate of recovery from COVID-19).
    If you have a certificate, it will open in a new tab in pdf format.
  4. Save the PDF file on your phone or print the certificate on paper. That way you will have the certificate when you need it.

Another adult may be authorised to use My Kanta on your own behalf if you are unable to do it yourself.

The EU Digital COVID Certificate has information in Finnish, Swedish and English.

NB. People who were vaccinated abroad or has gotten a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 abroad get the certificate from the printing service at the vaccination points.

Where can I print an EU COVID-19 certificate?

The EU COVID-19 certificate can be printed out at Järkäsaari and Malmi vaccination points. The printing service is open Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8–16 and Tue 10–18. 

Who is the printing service for?

The EU Digital COVID Certificate printing service is intended for helsinkians who do not have online banking credentials, have deficiencies in their COVID-19 certificate in the My Kanta service or have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have gotten a positive COVID-19 laboratory test result abroad. 

When you visit the printing service, you must have your Kela card or personal ID with you. If you are printing on behalf of your child, they must be present.

If you have been vaccinated abroad, you must also bring the following documents with you

  • If necessary, proof of long-term residence in Helsinki (residence permit or similar)
  • Official vaccination certificate from the country in which you received the required doses of vaccine. The certificate must contain the following information:
    • name and date of birth of the vaccinated person
    • type of vaccine and number of doses received
    • place and date of issue of the certificate
    • signature and stamp of the vaccinator or other equivalent confirmation

The vaccination certificate must be in Finnish, Swedish or English. If the vaccination certificate is in another language, an official translation of the certificate must also be included. The COVID Certificate can only be issued for vaccine products authorised by the European Commission or included on the WHO emergency list. COVID-19 vaccine series accepted in Finland (Finnish institute for health and welfare).

If you have a positive COVID-19 laboratory test result from abroad, you must also bring the following documents with you

  • If necessary, proof of long-term residence in Helsinki (residence permit or similar)
  • Official test certificate from the country in which the test was taken. The certificate must contain the following information:
    • name and date of birth of the tested person
    • type and date of test (the test can be up to 180 days old)
    • place and date of issue of the certificate
    • stamp of the testing place or analyzing laboratory or other equivalent confirmation
    • the vaccination certificate or official translation must be in Finnish, Swedish or English.

If you have online banking codes and your information is correct in My Kanta, you can print out a paper copy of the COVID-19 certificate at any Helsinki Library self-service point. Library staff will help with printing if needed.

EU COVID-19 certificates for children and young people

A guardian of a child under the age of 10 can view, print out and download an EU COVID-19 certificate from My Kanta (kanta.fi).

A child over the age of 10 can download or print out the COVID-19 certificate from My Kanta personally if they have access to strong authentication, such as online banking credentials or a mobile ID. At the moment, a guardian of an underage person over the age of 10 cannot view, download or print out a child’s/young person’s COVID-19 certificate from My Kanta.

If a child or a young person over the age of 10-years-old requires a COVID-19 certificate and cannot download or print it out from My Kanta, the certificate can be obtained from the printing service at the vaccination points without an appointment.

Please note that the child or young person must deal with the matter at the printing service themselves. A guardian cannot obtain the EU COVID-19 certificate alone. A guardian cannot obtain a certificate by proxy either.

COVID Certificate for a person with a temporary personal identity number

If you do not have a Finnish personal identity number, but you have a temporary identification code, you can print out an EU COVID-19 certificate at the printing service at the vaccination points. You can get an EU COVID-19 certificate from the printing service if you have been vaccinated in Helsinki or have been tested at one of the city’s testing points.

Is the certificate valid when travelling?

Every country has its own rules when it comes to certificates required for entry. Check the certification requirements in your destination country before your departure. You can view the certificates required by the various EU countries on the EU website

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01.07.2022 15:12