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A COVID-19 vaccination certificate allows people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in Estonia to prove their vaccination status. The certificate contains the personal data of the person vaccinated, the number of the certificate, the time and date of vaccination against the coronavirus, the preparation that was used for vaccination, its producer, and also whether the course of vaccination has been completed on not. It also contains the vaccinator's data. The certificate has a QR code that will make it possible to present all necessary information and the validity of the certificate upon a check. The certificate is issued in three languages (Estonian, English, Russian).

Everyone can create their own vaccination certificate at the Patient Portal www.digilugu.ee and then also download it from there to their computer or a smart device. The vaccination certificate from the Patient Portal is free of charge.

Last updated: 30.04.2021 11:46

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The COVID-19 vaccination certificate can be used for proving your vaccination status, and it is a basis for receiving an exemption from the restrictions enacted by certain countries.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:48

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No, it does not. The vaccination certificate certifies that a vaccination has been performed.

Last updated: 26.04.2021 09:29

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After vaccination, the healthcare service provider will forward to the health information system an immunisation notice, based on which, and at the initiative of the vaccinated person, the health information system creates a certificate (PDF view contains both the data and the QR code) which allows to certify that the information on the certificate comes from a national database and is trustworthy. For this, the health information system uses nationally used e-timestamping service that is mediated by the Information System Authority.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:31

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Yes, a legal representative can also create a vaccination certificate for the person they are representing, and persons with full representation rights in the Patient Portal can create a vaccination certificate for their ward.

After you have logged into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee), you can switch roles on the grey background in the upper left corner. By choosing a correct role from there, it is possible to create a vaccination certificate for a person being represented.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:52

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You can create and download the vaccination certificate immediately after the vaccinator has entered the relevant information into the health information system. The healthcare service provider has to forward the information on vaccination to the health information system within one working day from confirming the immunisation notice in its information system.

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Yes.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:31

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The vaccination certificate is not a basis for entering countries; it might be a basis for receiving an exemption from certain restrictions enacted by countries, e.g. self-isolation. Possible restrictions in destination countries must be taken into account when travelling. Additionally, it should be considered that countries may demand that a course of vaccinations must be completed. The requirements of the destination country have to be acquainted with before travelling. Information about the conditions for entry into other countries can be found on the Reisi Targalt website (in Estonian).

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:49

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The vaccination certificate is not a basis for travelling abroad but, depending on the requirements of the destination country, may offer an exemption from certain restrictions that the country has enacted (e.g. self-isolation). The requirements of the destination country for entering/determining the requirement to self-isolate need to be taken into account when travelling. Information on the conditions for entry into other countries can be found on the Reisi Targalt website (in Estonian).

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:48

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The vaccination certificate is not a basis for travelling abroad but, depending on the requirements of the destination country, may offer an exemption from certain restrictions that the country has enacted (e.g. self-isolation). The requirements of the destination country for entering/determining the requirement to self-isolate need to be taken into account when travelling. Additionally, the restrictions that the transport companies set for their transit passengers need to be taken into account as well. Information on the conditions for entering other countries can be found on the Reisi Targalt web page (https://reisitargalt.vm.ee/ (in Estonian)).

Last updated: 26.04.2021 09:30

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The vaccination certificate does not guarantee that you are exempt from the requirement to self-isolate. Possible restrictions in destination countries need to be taken into account when travelling. Information on the conditions for entering other countries can be found on the Reisi Targalt web page (https://reisitargalt.vm.ee/ (in Estonian)).

Last updated: 26.04.2021 09:30

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No, it is not compulsory. The objective of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate is to offer people who have been vaccinated a quick and user friendly possibility to prove their vaccination status.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:47

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No, vaccination is voluntary.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:30

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In order to get a vaccination certificate, the vaccinated person has to create a vaccination certificate in the Patient Portal. If you do not wish to have a vaccination certificate, you don't need to do anything.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:30

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The European Union is in the process of creating a Digital Green Certificate framework, the objective of which is to create a cross border framework for issuing, verifying and recognizing interoperable vaccination, testing and recovery certificates.

Work on the draft are ongoing, the objective is to adopt the regulation in the middle of June. Implementing the regulation also requires the member states to have technological readiness that might not be achievable in all member states in such a short time perspective. Thus the possibility that the actual implementation of the regulation might take longer has to be taken into account.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:43

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No, it is not. At the initiative of the European Union, a framework is being created for cross border verification of certificates, not a separate certificate solution. The requirement regarding the data that the certificate must contain will also be harmonised.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:43

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Simply said, it means a cross-European opportunity to verify all the validity of vaccination certificates (and later also COVID-19 test certificates and certificates on having had COVID-19) issued in different European countries. This way, the citizens of each country can use certificates issued in their own countries, but validity of these can be verified across Europe. That is, European countries will have an obligation to issue a certificate to those who have been vaccinated in that country.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:42

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We are working on joining the European Union Digital Green Certificate framework, so that you would be able to use the vaccination certificate attained from the Patient Portal for facilitating border crossing all across Europe.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:42

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The vaccination certificate can be presented on the border both on paper and on the screen of a smart device. The vaccination certificate contains a QR- code, and scanning that will allow a quick checking of the correctness and validity of the data.

The person conducting the check must evaluate, according to the requirements of the destination country (e.g. whether the date of immunisation meets the requirements set by the destination country).

Last updated: 30.04.2021 11:46

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Yes, our goal is that after the COVID-19 vaccination certificate has been taken into use, you would also be able to certify a negative COVID-19 test result and having had COVID-19 based on a positive test result.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:30

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We are working on making the certificates for COVID-19 test results and that a person has had COVID-19 available in the Patient Portal as quickly as possible.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:29

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There is currently no plan for a solution that would certify having had COVID-19 on the basis of an antibodies test, as these kinds of tests do not allow for specifying when the person had COVID-19.

Last updated: 21.04.2021 11:29

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No, you won't. The vaccination certificate certifies that a vaccination was performed in Estonia. We cannot certify vaccinations administered in other countries, and in order to get information on vaccination certification you should turn to the authority that performed the vaccination.

Last updated: 27.04.2021 12:41

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More information about the coronavirus and restrictions related to it is available calling 1247 (from abroad +372 600 1247).