It is possible to order a certificate for your coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 test result – this is confirmation of the result from the laboratory. The certificate comes in three languages – Estonian, Russian and English.
WHEN DO I NEED A CERTIFICATE?
In case of a negative result, the certificate is appropriate for a border crossing, presenting to an employer or in insurance cases. In the event of a positive result, a certificate is not issued.
Upon crossing a border, it is critically important to know that upon entry into a country, the majority of countries accept certificates confirming the negative result. Travellers are advised to plan the time of giving their sample according to the requirements of the country of destination and exact landing time.
Information about which country allows entry upon which conditions is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each respective country. This information is also collected and updated by the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website Reisi targalt (in Estonian).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also collects and updates information regarding travelling to Estonia on their website.
DATA ON THE CERTIFICATE
The following data is required for issuing a certificate:
- First and last names of the person giving the sample
- Date of birth
- Identity document number
- Country of residence
The laboratory adds the date of collecting the sample, material analysed, method used for laboratory analysis and the result.
The new application TESTI generates it free of charge. You can download the application HERE. If certificate must be on paper form, this is a paid service, costing 2-10 euros, depending on the service provider.
The public testing partners (logos on the main page) have agreed on a common certificate format, which is coordinated with the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Health Board and Estonian Society of Family Doctors.
WHERE CAN I GET A CERTIFICATE?
This depends on how you gave your coronavirus sample. The following options are available:
- With a referral letter or in the framework of surveillance or cross-border testing
If a certificate is generated based on a test conducted with a family doctor’s referral letter, it cannot be used for travelling; such an act is punishable as misdemeanour (Penal Code § 218). Violators shall be punished by detention or a fine of up to 300 fine units.
Certificates are issued by the SYNLAB Eesti laboratory at the following locations and times (requires your physical presence and a fee of €2 for completing the certificate):
o In Tallinn, Veerenni 53a, 6th floor (Mon-Fri 7.30-16.00)
o In Tartu, Teguri 37b, 1st floor (Mon-Fri 8.00-12.00)
o In Jõhvi, Jaama 34 1st floor, room 15 (Mon-Fri 9.00-12.00)
o In Narva, Kangelaste prospekt 2 (E-R 8-12)
- In case of paid testing
Certificates are issued by the paid service provider who took the sample.
- Those who gave a sample as a paid service at SYNLAB and received a negative result can order the certificate through the minu.synlab.ee customer portal, where they can download and print it out. Another option is to order the certificate, go to any location listed above and ask them to issue it on paper.
- If the sample is given at Medicum, the person is expected to express their wish to receive a certificate upon registering for testing. The certificate can be collected after 24 hours from the Medicum registration desk or received by encrypted email.
- If the sample is tested at SYNLAB laboratory, the certificate can be issued either on paper at Valvekliinik, sent to you via e-mail (scanned version), or sent to your location. NB! It is not possible to take corona samples in Valvekliinik. More information HERE.
In case of non-residents, the certificate is either issued by email or can be collected on site.
- From the mobile application TESTI
After you have completed your coronavirus test, either with a referral letter from your family doctor, as part of surveillance, after crossing the border or as a paid service at SYNLAB, you can download the TESTI mobile app and generate the certificate yourself.
SYNLAB video, how to book a time for a corona test and get a certificate for crossing the border, can be found HERE.
Certificate for a child
If you wish to get a certificate for a child based on a paid test, please ask additional information from the service provider.
If the child has Mobile-ID or Smart-ID and their sample has been analysed at SYNLAB, the child can enter the TESTI mobile app with their user ID and generate a certificate. The parent cannot view the child’s result through the parent’s own TESTI account.
If the parent has ordered a paid test from a SYNLAB testing point, the child’s result is displayed on the minu.synlab.ee website on the timeline of the parent who placed the order, and the parent can generate a free certificate from there.
The child’s result can be viewed by both parents in their digilugu.ee environment. However, it is not possible to generate a certificate there.
If a child’s result cannot be generated through the TESTI mobile app or minu.synlab.ee, please contact the institution where the sample was taken, reserving sufficient time for generation of the certificate, and specifying the child’s name, date of birth, country of residence, and travel document number.
A certificate is for personal use only. Forging and/or using a false certificate is a punishable act by the Republic of Estonia Penal Code paragraphs § 344 and 345.
Please report any violations to firstname.lastname@example.org.