Press release by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland:
EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate now available in My Kanta Pages
The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate is now available in the My Kanta Pages. The two other EU Digital COVID Certificates, the test certificate and the certificate of recovery, will be available in the My Kanta Pages as of 14 July.
The EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate contains information about the COVID-19 vaccine the certificate holder has received, such as vaccine name, the date of administering the most recent dose and the number of doses received. You can get a certificate after you have received your first dose of vaccine.
How to get your vaccination certificate:
- Log on to your My Kanta Pages at kanta.fi using the identification token of your choice, such as online banking codes or mobile certificate.
- Select ‘Koronatodistus’ (COVID-19 certificate) from the left-hand menu. There is also a link to the certificate section on the front page of the My Kanta Pages.
- To get your certificate click on the link “Avaa rokotustodistus (pdf)” (Open vaccination certificate). If you have a vaccination certificate, it will open in a new tab in pdf format.
- Save the pdf file on your mobile phone or take a screenshot. In this way you will have the certificate ready when you need it.
You can show the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate on your mobile device or print it out. The information in the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate is in three languages, Finnish, Swedish and English. The certificate is free of charge.
Finland’s national COVID-19 vaccination certificate can no longer be used, and you should get the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate even if you already have the Finnish certificate saved on your mobile phone or printed on paper. In the My Kanta Pages, the EU COVID-19 vaccination certificate will automatically replace the national certificate.
Most vaccination information available in My Kanta Pages
More than 92 per cent of those who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose can now get their certificate in the My Kanta Pages. Your certificate will be available in the My Kanta Pages as soon as the necessary information has been transferred into the Kanta services from the organisation that administered your vaccine.
There is still some regional variation in the transfer process, and some vaccinated persons may have to wait awhile for their certificate. Check the progress of the transfer process in your own area (in Finnish)
If your certificate is missing in the My Kanta Pages or there are errors in the certificate’s information, please contact the organisation that administered your vaccine. The organisation that entered the vaccination information will correct any errors.
Paper certificates available from healthcare providers
In future, the vaccination certificate will be available in the My Kanta Pages within five days of vaccination.
Everyone who has been vaccinated can get a certificate from the My Kanta Pages, and they can print it out. You can also authorise someone else to use the My Kanta Pages on your behalf.
At the moment, you can ask your healthcare provider to give you a similar certificate of your COVID-19 vaccination if you do not use the My Kanta Pages and you do not authorise anyone to use it on your behalf.
In July, a national printing and registering service will be introduced for the temporary use by healthcare professionals. This will ensure that the EU Digital COVID Certificate will be available even to those who do not use the My Kanta Pages.
Certificate validator app to be introduced on 1 July
The content and accuracy of the EU Digital COVID Certificate can be checked using a digital validator app. The validator app will be introduced in Finland on 1 July. It is a mobile application designed for the use by authorities responsible for health security at border crossing points. They will use it to scan the QR code of the vaccination certificates. Travellers can show the certificate on paper or on their mobile phones. The QR code will show the name and vaccinations of the traveller.
The validator app will be primarily used by health authorities and authorities providing executive assistance, such as the Border Guard.
The COVID-19 certificates can be checked at three points:
- In the country of origin in respect of people travelling to Finland. In this case, transport operators may, if they so wish, require a certificate from travellers. However, the Communicable Diseases Act does not obligate transport operators to check certificates.
- Upon arrival in Finland. In this case, health authorities and executive assistance authorities are responsible for checking certificates under the Communicable Diseases Act.
- Upon departure from Finland. In this case, transport operators may have to check certificates if the countries of destination so require.
Inquiries from the public about vaccination certificates available in the My Kanta Pages:
Customer service of the Kanta Services: [email protected]
Inquiries about errors or defects in vaccination certificates: the healthcare organisation that administered the vaccine.
For media inquiries, please contact the organisations’ communications units in accordance with the theme of the interview as follows:
Social Insurance Institution of Finland: [email protected]
My Kanta Pages and issuance of COVID-19 certificates in the My Kanta Pages
Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: [email protected]
National Vaccination Register maintained by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, registering by professionals, regional coverage of information, operating models in healthcare, vaccines administered abroad, paper certificates, certificate validator app
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health: v[email protected]
Funding of the COVID-19 certificate, overall plan, technical specifications, legal issues, EU preparation, uses of the certificate, certificates as part of entry into the country, prevention of COVID-19 in cross-border traffic, model for entry into the country, practices in other countries, Communicable Diseases Act, government proposal on mandatory health checks at borders