Below you can find detailed information on how to get a valid vaccination certificate if you were vaccinated in the Netherlands, and what to do if you were vaccinated in another country.
If you are not yet fully vaccinated, or are in the process of getting your vaccination outside of the Netherlands certified, check the Digital COVID-19 Certificates page. You can meet the same requirements with a negative test or proof you recently had COVID.
Vaccination Certificates for Vaccines Recieved in the Netherlands
As of 1 July 2021, all persons who have received a COVID-19 vaccination as part of the Dutch national vaccination programme will be able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Currently (July 2021) this is only possible if you have a DigiD.
After recieving a vaccination in the Dutch national vaccination programme, you can download the CoronaCheck app (via the Google Play Store for Android phones with Android 6 and up software and the Apple App store for Apple phones with iOS12 and up). See this website for more details regarding the app: https://coronacheck.nl/en.
For now, only those with a DigiD (digital identification) can use the CoronaCheck app. If you do not yet have a DigiD (which is useful for accessing many government services) you can apply for one through the following links:
•Regular citizens (registered with a municipality in the Netherlands) can apply at https://www.digid.nl/en
•Privileged persons registered with the Protocol and Host Country Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
- EEA/EU-nationals not registered with a municipality can register for a DigiD online at https://digid.nl/en/aanvragen_buitenland. After registration, they need to pick up an activation code at a DigiD service desk
- Non EEA/EU-nationals must first register with a municipality and may afterwards apply for a DigiD via the regular procedure at https://www.digid.nl/en
Don't want to get a DigiD?
Currently, (July 2021) those who do not have a DigiD and who have been vaccinated by the GGD in the Netherlands cannot obtain a vaccination certificate. Issuing official certificates on paper is not possible yet.The Ministry of Health is working to provide a solution to this problem.
Until that time, if you urgently require a Covid certificate in order to travel, you are advised to take a Covid test. For this, please make an appointment with one of the designated test facilities listed on the following website: https://afspraak.testenvoorjereis.nl/evenement/type.
These facilities provide antigen rapid tests and PCR(NAAT)-tests free of charge in the months of July and August 2021. No DigiD is necessary at these facilities.
NB: EU member states adhere to different requirements regarding a negative test result and the duration of the test result’s validity. For the specific requirements of each member state, travellers are advised to consult the competent authorities within their country of destination and/or the travel advice per country published on www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reizen/reisadviezen.
Vaccination Certificates for Vaccines Recieved Outside of the Netherlands
Option A: Vaccinations administered by competent authorities in another EU member state
You should contact the vaccination provider within the EU member state to obtain a digital vaccination certificate.
Option B: Vaccinations administered in a third (non-EU) country
If you live in the Netherlands and have been vaccinated with an EMA- or WHO-approved vaccine in a third (non-EU) country and are able to demonstrate a certified vaccination certificate from your vaccination provider, you will be able to obtain a vaccination certificate in the Netherlands. The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports is currently developing a dedicated procedure for this.