Covid-19 vaccination certificates stored in France’s phone application TousAntiCovid can now be upgraded to be compatible with the EU’s Digital Covid Certificate scheme.
It was already possible to upgrade vaccination certificates online via Ameli or by asking the person or authority who administered the vaccination for a paper copy.
This new update is relevant to anyone who received a vaccination certificate with a QR code on it that allowed them to upload the certificate to TousAntiCovid before June 25, and now wishes to convert it to fit the EU format through the phone application.
All vaccination certificates issued in France from June 25 should already be compatible with the EU’s scheme.
How to upgrade your certificate through the application
If you have uploaded your certificate to TousAntiCovid and it is still only showing the French version, you can now upgrade it to an EU-compatible version.
You should go to the Mon carnet (My wallet) section where your certificate is stored.
Above the QR code on the right you should see three vertically aligned dots. Click on these dots and choose the option “convertir au format européen (convert to European format)”.
If you do not see this option, you may need to update your application first.
Once you have updated it, your certificate should look like the following:
What is the Digital Covid Certificate?
It is a system the EU has set up to allow Covid-19 vaccination and test certificates to be verified in each member state, therefore making travel easier and cutting down the risk of fraudulent certificates. It is a way of standardising the information.
It is not a separate document in any way. It is the standardisation of QR codes on Covid vaccination and test certificates being used throughout the EU. This applies whether the QR code you have is on paper or in a digital format.
How do I get a Digital Covid Certificate in France?
Since June 25, all the vaccination certificates being issued in France will have a QR code on them that is compatible with the EU-wide verification system.
All Covid-19 test results will also now have a QR code – if they do not, you should ask the person carrying out the test to create this certificate for you.
If you were vaccinated before June 25 and you have a French social security number, you can download your updated certificate via this link: attestation-vaccin.ameli.fr
If you were vaccinated before June 25 and you do not have a French social security number, then the best way to get one is to ask at the place where you were vaccinated, whether at a vaccination centre, with your GP or at a pharmacy.
For more information on this, please see our article here: How to ensure your French Covid certificates will work for EU travel
If you were vaccinated before June 25 and uploaded your vaccination certificate to the phone application TousAntiCovid, you can now update your certificate through the app, as explained above.
If you have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past six months, you can update your test certificate to one with a QR code compatible with the EU verification system.
If you have a French social security number and have tested positive within the past three months, you can get an updated test certificate through the government website sidep.gouv.fr.
If you tested positive more than three months ago and/or do not have a French social security number, France’s national health insurance website Ameli suggests that you ask the health professional who carried out your test for an updated certificate.