EU digital COVID recovery certificate

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If a person has both been vaccinated and given a positive PCR test, it is possible to create both certificates based on the data. The important matter is that the recovery certificate is valid for 180 days or 6 months after the positive PCR test. After that, a person has the opportunity to either get a new dose of the vaccine or use the vaccination certificate, if she was vaccinated before recovery.

Both certificates can be used equally as a COVID certificate, both in the country and for travelling, but it is important to find out the requirements in the destination country before the trip, as different countries have enacted different rules. The requirements in different destination countries can be seen at reisitargalt.vm.ee (in Estonian).

Last updated: 21.11.2021 23:16

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An EU COVID recovery certificate can be created by any person who has given a positive Sars-CoV-2 PCR test in Estonia, documented and entered into the Patient Portal by a health care service provider.

It is important to note that the certificate can only be created based on a positive PCR test, a recovery certificate cannot be created based on neither an antigen nor antibodies test. The recovery certificate is valid for 180 days from a positive PCR result and can be created no sooner than on the 11th day after giving the sample (the 10 days are counted as part of the 180 days). In order to create the certificate, the person himself has to log into the Patient Portal digilugu.ee and create his certificate. The certificate does not appear automatically.

Last updated: 05.01.2022 14:21

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The EU digital COVID recovery certificate is a solution that would allow a person to prove recovery from the disease. The certificate is based on a positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test result given in Estonia, for which there health care service provider has entered the information to the health information system.

An EU COVID recovery certificate can be created for oneself in the Patient Portal www.digilugu.ee starting from the 11th day after giving the first positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result. The recovery certificate is adequate for proving one's infection risk status if less than 180 days have passed since receiving a positive test result (PCR test).

Last updated: 07.09.2021 16:58

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Creating COVID certificates is free of charge at the Patient Portal.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:43

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The EU digital COVID recovery certificate can be created 11 days after a health care worker has documented giving of the initial positive PCR sample. The time of day is also important -- e.g. if the result has been entered into the system at 17 o'clock, the certificate can also be created on the 11th day at 17 o'clock. The recovery certificate is valid for 180 days starting from when the positive test was entered into the system (the 11 days are counted as part of the 180 days).

Last updated: 21.11.2021 23:09

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Upon logging into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee), a person who has given a positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test result can create themselves a certificate or reproduce previously created valid certificates. A certificate can be generated from the 11th day after giving a positive test. A person can open and download the certificate in the Patient Portal. For a check, a person can present the recovery certificate in a smart device or as a paper printout.

Estonians and foreign nationals with an Estonian personal identification code who cannot create their own EU COVID certificates in the Patient Portal can submit an application for it at all the service bureaus of the Social Insurance Board. People who are turning to the Social Insurance Board must have an Estonian personal identification code and an identity document in order to create the certificate. All who wish to get the certificate can fill out the application (.docx) beforehand and print it out. The application must be taken to the suitable service bureau of the Social Insurance Board after which the EU COVID certificate will be sent to the person's e-mail address within three working days. Even though it is possible to create a vaccination certificate after only one dose, in order to participate in different events in Estonia, the course of vaccinations has to be completed. The service is free of charge to all.

Last updated: 26.08.2021 13:57

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The objective of the COVID-19 recovery certificate is to offer the user the opportunity to in three languages (Estonian, English, Russian) that they have recovered from COVID-19 based on a positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test result.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:43

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The COVID recovery certificate can be used for proving recovery from COVID-19 based on the positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test information in the Patient Portal and, depending on the requirements in force, it can be a basis for release from restrictions and participation in activities or events.

Last updated: 26.08.2021 13:45

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When you log into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee) it is possible to change roles in the upper left corner on a gray background. By choosing a suitable role from there you can create a recovery certificate to the person you are representing.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:42

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Yes, a legal representative can create a recovery certificate to the person they represent, and persons who have been full respresentation rights at the Patient Portal can create a recovery certificate for their ward.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:42

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No, you do not. A person who has given a positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test can create a recovery certificate for himself by logging into the Patient Portal (www.digilugu.ee). A certificate can be created starting from the 11th day after doing the test.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:43

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Yes, the certificate can be printed out and presented on paper.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:43

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Each person who has given a positive Sars-Cov-2 PCR test, for which there is a response to the referral in the health information system, can log into the Patient Portal and let the system create a recovery certificate. Keep in mind that the certificate can be created from the 11th day after the test was done. The recovery certificate is valid for 180 days from the positive test.

Last updated: 26.07.2021 18:59

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In addition to personal identification data, it contains the number of the certificate; the disease for which the test was done; the date of the first positive test; the country where the test was done; the dates until which the certificate is valid. It also conataints the data of the issuer.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:42

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First and last name, and date of birth.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:42

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Currently there is no plan to create a solution for proving recovery from COVID-19 with an antibodies test as these tests do now allow specifying when the person recovered from COVID-19. Additionally, there is no internationally unified position on the necessary level of antibodies.

Last updated: 21.06.2021 15:42

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