How to get a Digital Covid Certificate for travel in Spain’s Valencia region

How to get a Digital Covid Certificate for travel in Spain's Valencia region
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The Valencia region is one of the first places in Spain to issue Covid passports to its population, making it easier for residents to travel to EU/Schengen Zone countries this summer. Here’s how to get it if you live in Alicante, Valencia or Castellón provinces. 

La Comunidad Valenciana is one of the regions in Spain which already has a system in place for its five million residents to obtain a Covid passport for safe and easy freedom of movement throughout the EU.  

The EU-wide launch is set for July 1st, and although Spain had planned to make the documents available to download by June 7th, as the regions are responsible for managing their own coronavirus strategy, not many regional systems have the system in place yet.

The Digital Covid Certificates – which have so far been dubbed Covid passports as Spanish authorities have not fully confirmed what they will be called – are not a requirement for travel around the EU.

But the travel documents contain a QR code specific to you that airport staff can easily scan and check that you meet the travel safety requirements.

Overall it will save you time and effort while travelling in EU/Schengen Zone countries for the coming months, maybe longer. 

From the EU’s perspective, it’s a way of avoiding quarantine and other restrictions for travellers in its member states. 

How do I get a Green Digital Certificate if I live in Alicante, Valencia or Castellón?

Visit the Valencian government’s website here

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You will need to enter your Valencian health number (SIP), the issue date of your health card and your date of birth to log in. 

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If you have received your full vaccination treatment, had a PCR (max 72 earlier before travel) or antigen test (max 48 hours) or can prove you’ve recovered from Covid in the last six months, you will be able to download your corresponding certificate by clicking on “Solicitar Certificado Covid Digital UE”. 

The document you will get is completely free and has a validity of 365 days in the case of those who have been vaccinated.

The recovery certificate will be valid from the end of the isolation period, day 11 since the positive PCR test, until 180 days later.

For the testing certificate, it’s valid for as long as your type of Covid test is valid. 


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