Certifications and documents before getting vaccinated
When you go to your vaccination, you need to take a document to prove your identity with (Passport or ID-card), when you’re a parent or a guardian and an underage gets their vaccination, both of you need ID-s, you and the child. In case you have the immuniseerimispass on a yellow paper, please take it with you — then all your vaccinations are in one place.
Foreigners living in Estonia should take a document to prove their identity (passport or an ID-card issued by their home country), and also, if they have it, residence permit or the digital ID of an e-residency and their immunization passport.
Certification is not valid immediately after the vaccination. Based on the data given by the vaccine producer, the maximum protection is achieved 7 days after the second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty, 14 days after the second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine Vaxzevria, 14 days after the second dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and 14 days after the dose of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.
EU digital COVID-19 certificate
The EU COVID-19 certificate is valid either as a print-out or shown from a digital device. The rppof of vaccination is valid to participate in Estonian events and travelling. (NB! Check all the restrictions of all of your destination countries before travelling!)
Who is the vaccination certificate for?
To be eligible for the vaccination certificate, you need to have Estonian Personal ID code, and be vaccinated in Estonia, or if you got vaccinated abroad, your vaccination data is recorded in digilugu.ee Patient’s portal. Vaccination certificate is valid in all European Union member states according to their requirements.
Estonians and foreigners with the Estonian personal identification code, who can’t create EU digital COVID-certificates via patient’s portal, can apply for this using Social Insurance Board (SIB) services all over Estonia. After you’ve applied in the local SIB office, the digital EU COVID-certificate will be sent to your email address within three working days. More info can be found tehik.ee.
In case you were vaccinated abroad, and you don’t have the Estonian personal ID-code, you can use your immunization passport instead of the EU COVID-certificate.
How to get a vaccination certificate?
You can create yourself a vaccination certificate if you have the Estonian personal ID-code, and you’ve been vaccinated in Estonia. In order to do that, please youse your ID-card, mobile-ID or Smart-ID to log in to the patient’s portal in digilugu.ee, then create your certificate and print it out.
NB! If you got your certificate before the 20th of October, then you need to renew it before you travel abroad. To create a new certificate, you need to delete the old one first. Read more here.
You can use your vaccination certificate digitally as well, by showing it from your smart device.
An immunization passport, also called as a yellow vaccination passport, is issued by a medical health care worker who vaccinates you, for example your family doctor. This document is available only on paper format, and you should carry it with you when you go to any vaccination after you’ve had the immunization passport. NB! Only a person who vaccinates, can add data to your immunization passport about your vaccinations.
Who is the immunization passport for?
Immunization passport is for everybody who can’t or don’t want to prove their data via digilugu.ee, and prefer their data on paper. Also, immunization passport is for Estonians who were vaccinated abroad, but need to prove their vaccination status in Estonia until their data is automatically transferred to digilugu.ee
NB! In most cases, immunization passport is not a valid proof of the vaccination when travelling!
How to get an immunization passport?
Ask for an immunization passport from your family doctor or the medical health care worker, who vaccinates you. Make sure you have your ID and proof of your vaccination with you.