With the CoronaCheck app you can show from Saturday that you have a recent negative result from a corona test.

This gives you access to, for example, a cafe or museum.

From July you should also be able to use CoronaCheck to make it easier to go on holiday in the European Union.

How does the app work?

You can download CoronaCheck in the Play Store (Android phones) or App Store (iPhones).

In general, the app is available for Android smartphones from 2015 and iPhones from 2013.

I want to enter somewhere with the app, how does this work?

An access test will not suddenly be mandatory everywhere from 5 June.

However, sectors may use them to let more people in.

That way they can fill more seats if they want to.

This is how you show a negative test certificate:

  • Get tested (for free).

    You can make an appointment here or in the app.

    A negative result of a self-test does not give access.

  • If your test result is negative (you are not infected with the corona virus), you have access to, for example, a cafe or cinema in the forty hours after taking it.

  • You will receive the result by email.

    With the CoronaCheck app you can convert a negative result into a QR code.

  • You can have the QR code scanned at the door.

    Also bring a valid ID and, where necessary, an entrance ticket.

  • I don't have a smartphone or don't want to download an app, what now?

    Even without a smartphone you can enter with a negative test result.

    You can enter the code from the email on this page to print a paper test receipt.

    It is also valid for 40 hours.

    I have been vaccinated.

    Do I still need to get tested?

    Yes, even then you must be tested for access.

    Vaccines have been shown to reduce the chances of getting the COVID-19 disease.

    It seems that vaccines also prevent you from spreading the virus further.

    But it is not yet sufficiently clear to what extent vaccination prevents this further spread.

    Do I need CoronaCheck to go on holiday within the EU?

    From July it should be possible to use the app to show that you have been vaccinated, have a recent negative test result, or have recovered from an infection in the past six months.

    Being vaccinated is not an obligation to travel within the EU, but it does make it easier.

    CoronaCheck then serves as digital vaccination proof, also known as coronapas, coronapassport, vaccinationpassport or COVID-19 certificate.

    The app should make traveling through Europe easier, but it is also not a license.

    EU countries can still ask incoming travelers to quarantine on arrival, for example.

    The government advises only traveling to areas with a green or yellow color code.

    An overview can be found here.

    Check before departure which rules apply to your (holiday) destination.

    The government provides information here.

    I am vaccinated and want to travel.

    How do I demonstrate this in CoronaCheck?

    This is expected to be possible from the beginning of July, if the fourth step of the opening plan actually goes ahead.

  • First of all, you must be fully vaccinated.

    Basically that means you need one Janssen shot or two AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer shots.

  • As soon as the function is added to the CoronaCheck, you can log in to the app with DigiD.

    The app then checks whether the vaccination is known to RIVM.

    If not, the app will search other connected systems.

  • I have been vaccinated, but this is apparently unknown.

    What now?

    You can check whether the institute is aware of your vaccination in the personal vaccination overview at RIVM.

    It is possible that you have been vaccinated, but the RIVM does not (yet) know that.

    If CoronaCheck cannot find your vaccination in other systems, such as that of the GGD, the app cannot show a vaccination certificate.

    There can be several causes for this problem.

    For example, there are backlogs, especially with injections administered by general practitioners and other healthcare institutions,

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    Also, something may have gone wrong while registering.

    A solution should be found at the end of June for vaccinated people who cannot collect vaccine proof.

    This information is then retrieved from the registration system of the puncture-tester, for most the GGD.

    It is still unknown exactly what that process will look like.

    People who have been vaccinated, but who have not given permission to share the data with RIVM, can also generate a vaccination certificate in this way.

    I want to travel with a negative test result.

    How do I demonstrate this in CoronaCheck?

    You can arrange a test in the same way as the test you would use in the Netherlands.

    As soon as CoronaCheck will serve as a European corona passport, the app will have a domestic and foreign mode.

    Users can switch between the options to show the correct QR code if they have a negative test result.

    The ministry warns that other countries may not accept the rapid tests used in the Netherlands.

    For example, they may require vacationers to have undergone the more reliable PCR test.

    I have recovered and want to travel.

    How do I demonstrate this in CoronaCheck?

    In addition to a vaccination or negative test, it should also be possible from July to demonstrate that you have recovered from COVID-19.

    The infection may have been diagnosed a maximum of 180 days (six months) ago.

  • You can only collect a recovery certificate if you have been tested by the GGD.

    It is therefore not possible if you turned out to be infected after a test from a commercial provider.

  • As soon as the option is available, you can log in to CoronaCheck with DigiD.

    The app then searches connected GGD systems to see if you have been infected in the past six months.

  • You can only collect the proof of recovery twelve days after the infection has been established.

    After all, you can spread the virus further around your infection.