The aim of the Covid-19 Digital Certificate is to facilitate safe circulation in the European Union. With this document, you can prove that you are fully vaccinated against the SARS-CoV2 virus, that you have had a negative test, or that you have already recovered from the infection.
Issuing the certificate, which includes a QR code with a digital signature to prevent forgery, is free of charge and formally certifies that you have completed the vaccination program. The certificate will be in force for a period of 180 days, renewable when necessary.
You can request your digital certificate 14 days after the completion of your vaccination program. (ie, after the 2nd dose, or after the 1st dose where Janssen is concerned)
In Portugal, it has been possible to request the certificate since 16th June 2021, although it only came into force throughout the European Union on 1st July 2021.
Anyone registered with the Portuguese health system can visit the SNS 24 website to receive your digital certificate of vaccination, testing or recovery.
To request your Covid-19 Digital Certificate:
2. Select the type of certificate you require by clicking on one of the 3 boxes - vaccination, testing or recovery.
3. Complete your date of birth and enter your Utente (SNS) number.
4. CLICK SUBMIT.
You will then receive a code to your mobile phone or email address.
6. Enter your date of birth, your Utente (SNS) number and the certificate access code that you received to your mobile or email and click 'submit' to submit your request.
If you download the SNS24 app to your mobile device, you can login to the app and view your certificate with QR code immediately.
Your certificate notification will be emailed to you within a couple of hours. This will include a code that you can enter at https://www.sns24.gov.pt/certificado-digital-covid/#solicitar to download the PDF document of your certificate.
The SNS 24 app, which allows the issuance and presentation of the EU Digital Certificate in electronic format, is already available on Google's and, soon, Apple's app store. Through this application, every citizen can obtain, consult and store their EU COVID digital certificate.