How to obtain a Digital COVID Certificate if I received my vaccination abroad?

Since 25 September, the Dutch government has required the use of a Coronavirus ‘entry pass’ (a QR code on paper or your mobile phone) in bars, restaurants, events, and cultural venues. Your DCC/QR code can be used as a Coronavirus entry pass, and contains information about your vaccination or test status.

If you have received one or more COVID vaccinations abroad (i.e. not through the Dutch vaccination programme) you can still apply for a Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) or QR code as follows:

  • Vaccinations administered by authorities in another EU member state
  • Vaccinations administered in a third (non-EU) country
    • If you live in the Netherlands and have been vaccinated with an EMA or WHO approved vaccine in a third (non-EU) country and are able to provide a certified vaccination certificate from your vaccination provider, you will be able to obtain a DCC/QR code in the Netherlands.
    • To register your vaccination you will need to make an appointment by calling +31 (0)30 800 2899. The DCC will need to be picked up from the GGD (local health service) in Utrecht or Groningen.
  • Vaccinations received in a third (non-EU) country without proof of vaccination
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You cannot apply for a vaccination certificate in the Netherlands. You can get a DCC/QR code with a test certificate or a recovery certificate.

For more information on Requirements for proof of vaccination issued outside the EU, visit