Are you a youth organisation dealing with foreign volunteers in Italy under the Erasmus Plus and European Solidarity Corps programmes? If you are in need for them to find a way to get the EU Covid Certificate in Italy without owning an Italian Fiscal Code, we have prepared a full guide to get sorted.
The EU Covid Certificate
The EU Covid Certificate is now the rule in the European Union countries, at least to move from a territory to another. The rules may vary among the EU countries, but generally speaking the EU Covid Certificate is a requisite to move, travel and replace, to take public transportation and enter restaurants and bars. Again, the rules over the EU countries are still not homogeneous. So consider to check on the rules applying on the territory of your interest.
Therefore, if you manage participants to the European Solidarity Corps or people that will go on mobility under the Erasmus Plus programme and going to Italy for their projects, you may be interested on how to get the EU Covid Certificate in Italy as a foreigner.
How to Get the EU Covid Certificate in Italy as a Foreigner
To begin with, visit the government website for the Covid Certificate.
You are eligible to get the Covid Certificate if you:
- received the vaccine in Italy, even though just the first dose (in this case you will receive the EU Covid Certificate via SMS);
- tested negative in the prior 48 hours (in this case you will have to insert the information released from the laboratory/health center/pharmacy that tested you);
- fully recovered from Covid.
If you own a Health System National Card (Tessera Sanitaria), you will select “Utente provvisto di tessera sanitaria”.
If not, you need to tick on “Utente senza tessera sanitaria“. Please note that, a part from rare cases (for example, if you have a double citizenship), you will have to select this second option.
“Tipologia documento fornito all’atto del tampone o della certificazione di guarigione“: select the identification document you used when you got your negative test or your full-recovery certification (Passport, ID, Driving license, other document).
“Numero documento fornito all’atto del tampone o della certificazione di guarigione“: insert the number of the identification document you select in the first box.
Select the code you have received when tested negative or recovered from Covid, and then insert the “Codice Identificativo“, so the number of such code.
“Lingua della certificazione“: specify the language of the certification you own.
Then click on “Recupera la certificazione” to obtain your EU Covid Certificate.
Please note that if you’re asking for the Certification because you’ve already got the first dose vaccination, the Certificate will be valid for 15 days.
Generally speaking, the Covid Certificate is released automatically after a negative test or after the vaccine, or if fully recovered from Covid. It is in digital and printable format.
When your Certification will be ready, you will receive a SMS or an email. Such message contains an authentication code (AUTHCODE) to use, for example on this platform to get your Certificate.
The Certificate contains a QR Code that you will be asked for where and when needed. It is available both in digital and printable version. It is totally free.