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The CovPassCheck-App

Check EU COVID certificates directly via app

The CovPassCheck app is a secure solution for businesses and authorities, among others. Only with the CovPassCheck app can digital COVID certificates from the EU be reliably checked.

Compatible from iOS version 12 and Android version 6

How the CovPassCheck app works

  1. 1 You or your staff install the CovPassCheck app on the smartphones

    Simply download the app free of charge from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or the Huawei App Gallery onto your smartphone.

  2. 2 Scan with the CovPassCheck app the EU digital COVID certificate

    In this way, you can find out quickly, directly and reliably whether the certificate shown is valid.

  3. 3 Check the result

    Match the personal details displayed in the CovPassCheck app with the data on the ID document of the person being checked.

Fast. Direct. Data-saving.

With the help of the CovPassCheck app, you can check the vaccination, test and convalescence status of customers, guests and travellers in a data protection-compliant manner. What does this mean for you? Less time wasted and clear certainty when checking EU COVID digital certificates.

Download the app for free

Compatible from iOS version 12 and Android version 6

The CovPassCheck app in detail

  1. 1

    Scan a digital COVID certificate from the EU

    Download the CovPassCheck app to your smartphone and open the app. Press "Check certificate" and hold the smartphone camera over the tamper-proof QR code of the certificate. You will see the result in the app after a few seconds.

    A digital EU COVID certificate can be presented using the CovPass app, the Corona-Warn-App or as a paper printout.

    A smartphone scans the QR code on a test certificate.
  2. 2

    See immediately if the certificate is valid

    If a green result appears in the Check app after scanning the vaccination or gestation certificate(s), the certificate is considered valid proof in Germany. If you check a negative test certificate, you can see in the CovPassCheck app when exactly the sampling for the corona test was carried out.

    No existing internet connection is required to use the CovPassCheck app.

    The valid result of a check is displayed in the app. A green shield with a check mark is displayed, among other things.
  3. 3

    Verify the identity with an ID

    You will see the first name(s), surname, and date of birth of the person being checked in the CovPassCheck-App. Match this information with the ID of the person being checked.

    The name and date of birth of the person checked is displayed beneath the result in the app.
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A secure check without a flood of data

The CovPassCheck-App does not store any data. It only shows the checked person’s certificate status, first name(s), surname and date of birth.

  • Certificate validity

    Find out in seconds if the person you are checking has a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

  • Name and date of birth

    First name(s), surname and date of birth: match this information with the ID of the person being checked.

Download the app for free

Compatible from iOS version 12 and Android version 6

Do you have questions?

  • How does the CovPassCheck-App work?

    With the CovPassCheck app you can transfer the QR code of an EU Digital COVID Certificate from the CovPass app as well as from the Corona-Warn-App. This will display the status of the certificate: valid or invalid.
    Simply scan the QR code from an EU Digital COVID Certificate with the CovPassCheck app. You will immediately see if the person being verified holds a valid certificate for COVID vaccination, recovery from COVID infection or a negative COVID test result.
    Only the status of the certificate, the certificate holder’s full name and date of birth are visible. In the case test certificates, the time of sampling is also displayed.
    The CovPassCheck app processes the QR code only in the smartphone's memory and does not store any data.

  • Who is providing this solution?

    The CovPassCheck-App is a project of the Federal Ministry of Health. The application was developed by UBIRCH and IBM Germany. The Robert Koch Institute is the publisher responsible for the application design and for careful inspection to ensure that data protection and data security requirements are met.

  • Can I check the validity of certificates without an internet connection?

    Yes, in principle it is possible to scan and check the QR codes in offline mode. However, please use the CovPassCheck app regularly with an Internet connection so that the checking rules and the list of trusted certificate issuers can update.