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EU Digital COVID Certificate


​EU Digital COVID Certificate

An EU Digital COVID Certificate is a digital proof that a person has either:
  • been vaccinated against COVID-19
  • received a negative test result or
  • recovered from COVID-19


The European Commission has built a gateway through which all certificate signatures can be verified across the EU. The personal data of the certificate holder does not pass through the gateway, as this is not necessary to verify the digital signature. The European Commission also helped Member States to develop national software and apps to issue, store and verify certificates and supported them in the necessary tests to on-board the gateway.



Key features of the certificate

  • Digital and/or paper format
  • with QR code
  • free of charge
  • in national language and English
​  • safe and secure
  • valid in all EU countries



How can citizens get the vaccine certificate?

  • The EU vaccine certificate can be downloaded from https://certifikatvaccin.gov.mt​
  • The EU vaccine certificate can be issued by logging in through the e-ID or the alternative login method which requires an ID number, date of birth and ID Document Number
  • The EU vaccine certificate for children can be issued by logging in through the alternative login method and requesting a Health Token
  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate will be accepted in all EU Member States



How can citizens get the Test and Recovery Certificates?

  • The EU swab test and recovery digital certificates can be issued through https://certifikatswab.gov.mt for Maltese Residents
  • The EU swab test and recovery digital certificates can be issued by logging in through e-ID or the alternative login method which requires an ID number, date of birth and ID Document Number
  • A test certificate can be issued if a not-detected (negative) COVID-19 swab test NAAT or RAT test has been recorded within the past 72 hours. The system will always issue the last not-detected result for the certificate
  • If a detected (positive) NAAT or reactive-confirmatory RAT are traced within the past 72 hours a certificate will not be issued
  • A certificate of recovery can be issued indicating that no more than 180 days have passed since the date of the first positive  test result.  The  recovery certificate is issued after 14 days have elapsed from the first positive test.


How long will the swab and recovery certificate remain valid?​

​•The swab test certificate will be valid for 72 hours for a PCR test and 48 hours for a RAT test​ from collection of the test, while the recovery will remain valid for 180 days from the detected result date. 





“The Ministry for Health announces that the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Malta has been partly financed by the EU Commission.”