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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. 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.

The CovPassCheck app in detail

  1. 1

    Select the checking rule

    Open the CovPassCheck app on your smartphone. Choose which rules you need to check by: 3G (also applies to 2G) or 2G+ (also applies to 3G+). If your testing situation does not require testing for booster vaccinations, activate the toggle slider.

    In addition, you can set whether you check when entering Germany or within Germany.

  2. 2

    Scan the certificates

    Press "Scan certificate" and hold the smartphone camera over the QR code of the certificate. If a green tick appears after scanning a vaccination or recovery certificate, the certificate is considered valid in Germany. If you check a negative test certificate, you can see in the CovPassCheck app how many hours ago the Corona test was performed. If further proof is required according to the 2G+ rule, you will be prompted to scan a second certificate.

    A digital EU COVID certificate can be presented using the CovPass app, the Corona-Warn app or on paper.

  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 CovPassCheck app only processes the QR code in the smartphone's memory and does not store any data.

    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?

    The CovPassCheck app is for individuals who wish to verify the validity of an EU Digital COVID Certificate in the legally defined situations, digitally and in compliance with data protection regulations.

    To do so, the person whose COVID status is being checked presents the QR code in the CovPass app, the Corona-Warn-App or the printed EU Digital COVID Certificate. The checking person scans the QR-code with the CovPassCheck app and immediately sees 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.

    An ID document is also required for comparison against the certificate data.

  • 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.