Iceland becomes first Schengen Nation to issue COVID-19 vaccination certificate


From January 21, 2021, the Icelandic authorities will issue a “COVID-19 vaccination certificate” to all Icelandic citizens who are vaccinated against the virus for the second time. 


According to, Iceland has therefore become the first country in the Schengen area to issue these documents to COVID-19 vaccinators. 


The Ministry of Health has announced the decision and explained that the Office of the Director of Health and Medical Services has been working on an electronic solution that will allow people to obtain the vaccination certificate online, which is now available and vaccinated can be obtained in the same way. certificate. 


The Ministry of Health stated in a press release that: “The purpose of this is to facilitate the movement of people between countries so that individuals can present a vaccine certificate at the border and then be exempt from COVID-19 disease control measures in accordance with the regulations of the relevant country.”

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