TousAntiCovid: digital vaccination certificates are coming

As of May 3, 2021, France will finally issue certified vaccination certificates. Delivered in paper format, these can be downloaded in the TousAntiCovid application to be stored in digital form.

People vaccinated previously will also be able to download their certified certificate.

For the sake of making these documents more reliable and fighting fraud, France is finally starting to issue certified Covid-19 vaccination certificates. Since May 3, 2021, to verify their authenticity, any authorized professional can scan the Datamatrix code which now appears there. The second code, which is a QR code, can be scanned using the TousAntiCovid application (“Booklet” section): the vaccination certificate is thus downloaded within the application and can be displayed on the screen. of the smartphone.

If these certificates with codes are now issued to all newly vaccinated people, people vaccinated before these documents were put in place will also be able to recover their certified certificate.. This possibility will be opened in the second half of May 2021: a teleservice (under development) will be set up on the site. All people with an Ameli account will be notified of the availability of this new service by a message.

A crucial step on the way to the European “health pass”

With the implementation of these certified certificates, France has just taken a new step on its way to the “Green Certificate”, this “health pass” wanted by the European Commission for June 17, 2021. Store in electronic form, on citizens’ smartphones, Covid-19 test results and vaccination certificates, is indeed a wish of the European Commission. According to the Commission, having these certificates on the smartphone instead of a paper document will facilitate travel within the European Union.

Since April 27, 2021, the presentation of Covid-19 test results on the TousAntiCovid application has already been tested on certain domestic flights in France, in particular to Corsica and the overseas departments. By June 17, 2021, this device should be generalized.