What is considered to be proof of vaccination?


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17.08.2021 - Article

Upon entry, proof of vaccination must meet the requirements set out in section 2 (10) of the Coronavirus Entry Regulations (Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung):

1. Proof of full vaccination against coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 must be provided.

  • The vaccination must have taken place with one or more of the vaccines listed online by the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. and
  • either be one of a number of doses of vaccine published online by the Paul-Ehrlich Institute at https://www.pei.de/EN/newsroom/dossier/coronavirus/coronavirus-content.html;jsessionid=7276511462EAB38F34BBC37B9B94A971.intranet242?cms_pos=3 required for full vaccination, and at least 14 days must have elapsed since the last required vaccination, or

  • in the case of a person who has recovered from infection, a single dose of a vaccine. As proof of full vaccination for a recovered person, proof must be provided that they were infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus prior to their vaccination. A positive PCR test must be submitted as proof.

2. The following information must be included as proof of vaccination:

  • the personal data of the vaccinated person (at least family name, first name and date of birth) or the number of a valid passport or other official photo ID presented upon inspection),       
  • date of vaccination, number of vaccinations,
  •  name of vaccine,
  •  name of disease vaccinated against, as well as
  •  identifiers that indicate the person or institution responsible for administering the vaccination or issuing the certificate, for example an official symbol or the name of the issuer.


3. Proof of full vaccination must be provided in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish.

4. Proof in analogue or digital form is accepted that meet the criteria listed in 1., 2. and 3. Photographed physical proof is not considered to be proof in digital form for checks by the carrier or by the authority charged with police control of cross-border transport. Proof in digital form should have been issued digitally by the authorised issuer and transmitted digitally to the entitled person.



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