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In Switzerland, the use of the Covid certificate is mandatory for large events (1'000 people or more). Below we have provided you with a small overview, which should answer most of your questions.

ℹ️ To gain access to our event, you must have a valid Covid certificate.
⚠️ No certificates will be issued on site by the organizer. New: https://www.mehsuff-metalfestival.ch/covid-19/teststation

1.) What is the COVID certificate?


The COVID certificate is a way of documenting that you have been vaccinated for COVID-19, have had the disease or have a negative test result.

1.1) How can you deliver the COVID certificate directly to the COVID Certificate app?


1.2) The COVID certificate in paper or PDF form
Below you will see examples of the COVID certificate for people who are vaccinated, have recovered, or have tested negative:
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1.3) The COVID certificate in the COVID Certificate app
You can also use your COVID certificate in electronic form. To do so, the COVID Certificate app is available to download free from the Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store and Huawei AppGallery.
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2.) When and where can I obtain a COVID certificate?
The COVID certificate will be issued at the following locations:
  • Vaccination centres
  • Medical practices
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmacies
  • Test centres
  • Laboratories
  • Cantonal authorities

3.) How long is the COVID certificate valid?
For people who have been vaccinated
365 days from when the last vaccine dose was administered.

For people who have recovered from COVID
The certificate is valid from the 11th day after the positive test result and lasts for 180 days from the date of the test result.

For people who have tested negative
PCR test: 72 hours from when the sample was taken.
Rapid antigen test: 48 hours from when the sample was taken.

4.) EU certificate
A digital COVID certificate (the EU Digital COVID Certificate) is also being introduced by the EU and other EFTA states. The COVID certificate in Switzerland will be interoperable with the EU’s as soon as the Swiss certificate is formally recognised by the EU. The EU Digital COVID Certificate is designed to facilitate safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is to be in widespread use from 1 July 2021. From that point a six-week transitional period is envisaged. States have until the end of this period to introduce the certificate. Individual states will decide how the certificate can be used. For this reason you should inform yourself about the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.

5.) List of recognized foreign certificates
We expressly refer to the official list of the federal government. It is the responsibility of the guests to inform themselves accordingly (the list can be updated at any time).

ℹ️ Further information can be found here: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

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