Keep Swiss COVID certificates easily and securely on your mobile phone
COVID Certificate is the official app for storing and presenting Swiss COVID certificates. It is developed by the
Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication FOITT on behalf of the Federal Office of Public
In Switzerland, people who have been vaccinated, or who have tested negative or recovered from COVID can apply for a COVID certificate.
COVID certificates are issued in hard copy or electronic format serve as proof of:
1. Vaccination against COVID-19
2. Recovery from Sars-CoV-2 infection
3. A negative result following Sars-CoV-2 test analysis
How the app works
When the app is first launched after installation on the mobile device, a brief introduction provides information on
how to use it and how to scan a hard-copy COVID certificate.
In the app, the required COVID certificate can be selected, and presented if desired. The app shows whether, from when and for how long the COVID certificate is valid. All data contained in a certificate's QR code can also be displayed.
It is possible to store several COVID certificates in the app, e.g. for family members, or several COVID test certificates.
Use of the COVID Certificate app is voluntary and free of charge.
Check a COVID certificate yourself
You can use the app to check a saved COVID certificate yourself. This verification process checks the electronic signature of the certificate and compares the certificate's validity period with the current date. These are the same checks that are used for the verification of certificates in the COVID Certificate Check app.
Data protection is a top priority
COVID certificate data is stored solely on the mobile device. COVID certificates are protected by a digital seal
(signature) and are thus forgery-proof.
COVID certificates are generated by the FOITT, but are not stored in a central system. That is why it is not possible to obtain a copy of an issued certificate.
The use of the app is limited to Switzerland and is subject to Swiss law.
Love it because it’s needed and does it’s job well. Hate it because requests to developers and BAG for 1) an apple watch app and 2) ability to import Covid cert into apple wallet remain ignored. (Also wonder why my halbtax bus pass has my picture but I need separate ID for my Covid pass. It’s ridic…
Oct 07, 2021
Completely incapable of handling foreign certificates yet required throughout Switzerland. Unbelievable.
Sep 12, 2021
Beyond the fact a vaccinated person outside of the EU needS to send vaccination and other ID documentation to be evaluated. In the meantime you need to get rapid tests every 48 hours. Could not generate a transfer code in the app - had to rely on email. Could not get an SMS to open the PDF without u…
Sep 16, 2021
I can’t even get past the “import pdf” page bc the app keeps crashing. Also, not enough info on coming from the US provided.
Sep 26, 2021