The coronavirus pandemic has caused problems not only to international transport but to many other businesses such as catering and accommodation services which had to stay closed. The pandemic has harmed our everyday life. The only way to get back to the normal (pre-pandemic) way of life is to get vaccinated.
The personnel of the vaccination points within the Czech Republic issues the Vaccination Certificate only upon your request after having administered your second dose of the vaccine, whereas the personnel of the sampling points issues the test result certificates promptly after receiving the result - also only upon your request. In order to prevent building queues at the sampling/vaccination points due to paper jams (the vaccination/sampling rate might easily reach thousands of people per day and point!), you should rather download your certificate from the Citizen's Vaccination Portal at ocko.uzis.cz (from there you can get your certificate - contrary to the situation at a vaccination point - already after getting your first dose administered).
Remember that a person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after getting his/her second dose of the vaccine administered. It is not immediately after the second dose, as the body needs some time to complete the immune response. However, the immunity is increased after 22 days after the first dose (in the case of a two-dose vaccine). Upon entering some stores and establishments (page currently available in Czech only), you will then become exempted from the obligation to undergo a test, as well as it will become simpler for you to travel to countries already accepting such a certificate. More and more countries will gradually join the crowd - the agreements negotiated always matter. The recent list of such countries can be found in Questions and Answers, to find out which conditions apply to you in order to enter a particular country you can use the Traveller's Map issued by the Czech MFA (version as of June 7, 2021)
After the first dose of vaccination, you can go to ocko.uzis.cz (Citizen's vaccination portal) and apply for a certificate. From 1 June, new certificates will be issued to make life easier - both when lifting the rules and regulations and when travelling. These new certificates will be in line with the newly adopted rules for certificates within the EU. There are 3 types of certificates, depending on what can be proven by the certificate:
1. Certificate of having survived a COVID-19 infection
2. A negative test result certificate, which can be both:
- Certificate of having undergone an antigene test
- Certificate of having undergone a PCR test
3. Vaccination Certificate, two types according to the vaccination phase:
- Certificate after the first dose of vaccination (multidose schedule)
- Certificate after full vaccination
The certificate will state your name, surname, and date of birth. For now, the certificates will be on paper or can be downloaded in an electronic form. You will prove yourself with a certificate (paper or electronic) each time you enter an establishment. There is a high chance of ongoing inspections.
The terms "Covid pas", "Covid Pass", "Zelený číselný certifikát", and "Digital Green Certificate" you might come across in various texts, all denote the same thing - the certificate issued from June 1 onwards. This certificate is already compliant with the EU guidelines.
NEW CERTIFICATES FOR CITIZENS OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC (except children without an ID card) FROM June 1 ONWARDS
Any type of certificate is available at ocko.uzis.cz. Thanks to the connection to the ISIN, it will appear there automatically as soon as one of the certificates becomes relevant to you. You can log in on the vaccination portal (ocko.uzis.cz):
1. by entering the ID card number and birth number, then you will receive SMS with a code, which you will need to access the portal and you will be free to download your certificate. Remember to enter your telephone number correctly - having entered it upon vaccination is the prerequisite.
2. via the National Identity of the NIA (ID card with chip, bank identity, e-Identity, Data Box, etc.),
3. You can apply for a certificate directly at the vaccination point (on request only). You should rather download the certificate in order to avoid building queues at the vaccination points due to paper jams.
NEW CERTIFICATES FOR FOREIGNERS AND CHILDREN (without ID card) FROM June 8 ONWARDS
The procedure is the same as for Czech citizens with an ID card, however, you will use different data. Any type of certificate is available at ocko.uzis.cz. Thanks to the connection to the ISIN, it will appear there automatically as soon as one of the certificates becomes relevant to you. You can log in on the vaccination portal (ocko.uzis.cz):
1. by entering your date of birth, e-mail address and telephone number, then you will receive SMS with a code, which you will need to access the portal and you will be free to download your certificate. Having got those data properly registered in the ISIN is the prerequisite.
2. You can apply for a certificate directly at the vaccination centre (on request only). You should rather download the certificate in order to avoid building of queues at the vaccination points due to paper jams.
Currently, only foreigners with a Czech public health insurance carrier as well as children eligible to do so according to the EMA approval (in case of the Czech Republic, this applies to children from 16 years of age getting the Comirnaty vaccine) can get vaccinated.
For both the citizens of the Czech Republic and for foreigners applies that for a transitional period (until June 7, 2021) all newly issued certificates will be sent automatically after the whole vaccination is finished. In the week from June 7, 2021, the automatic sending of certificates by e-mail will be stopped and the Vaccination Portal will be used for collection according to the points above. After June 7, 2021, the distribution of information emails with information will also begin, where the person concerned can pick up the certificates.
EXCHANGE OF CERTIFICATE ISSUED BEFORE June 1 FOR A NEW ONE
According to the above, the exchange of old vaccination certificates will be possible for citizens of the Czech Republic via the portal after June 1, 2021, for foreigners after June 7, 2021. The original certificates will then no longer be available.
It will be possible to pick up the new certificate on the Citizen's Vaccination Portal at ocko.uzis.cz. The procedures for different groups are described above. Therefore, if you have a certificate issued before June 1, you are expected to download a new certificate from the portal. New certificates bear a valid QR code which applies to the EU conditions. Certificates could not be issued according to the EU regulations as they were unknown at that time.
If you want you can also scan the QR code of the old certificate and - through a unique URL you will get afterwards - download a new one.
CERTIFICATE VALIDATION APP
The application is under development. When launched, it will be able to read the QR code from your certificate and connect itself with the ISIN to verify the validity of your certificate. The certificate will also clearly display the date of administering your dose or having yourself got tested. The application should be launched in mid-June.
The complete instructions, including preview pictures, the certificate template, as well as a FAQ can be found in the manual (as of June 1, 2021; in Czech only).
If you experience problems getting your certificate, you can contact the 1221 hotline or (via e-mail) the NAKIT support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.