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 Health.
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.
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.
The COVID Certificate App is constantly being updated and improved. The following new features have been added to the current version:
- Optimizations and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Love app. Hate app.
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 ridiculous. If you want people making entry controls to do a decent job make job easy by putting pic on the certificate.)
Einfach zu benutzen, aber könnte praktischer sein!
Die App ist gut, aber was ich bemängle ist die fehlende Möglichkeit die ID hochzuladen. Dies würde das Umständliche hin & her beim Eintritt vermeiden und verbessern! 3 B: Bitte, bitte, BAG: schnellstmöglich ändern.
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DOES NOT WORK FOR US CITIZENS. Paid sfr 30 application fee only to be rejected as US vaccine card did not contain “a stamp by the CDC” which doesn’t even exist anyhow although the Swiss somehow feel that it does. This app is an unmitigated disaster. Thankfully most Swiss establishments are ignoring this unnecessarily complicated protocol and are accepting visitors on basis of presentation of a visitor’s photo ID and paper proof of vaccination, and of course a mask. Keep it simple Switzerland. Not everything has to be as complicated as a Swiss watch!!!
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
- Bundesamt fuer Gesundheit BAG
- 38.3 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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