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When can I create a recovery certificate?

You may use a positive test result to create a recovery certificate with CoronaCheck. A number of rules apply:

Paper certificates, issued before November 30th, will stay valid for 180 days (when they are added to the app as well). Do you want to retrieve a recovery certificate that is valid for 365 days? Retrieve your positive result on using DigiD.

Please note: It has been agreed in a European context that a recovery certificate may only be issued on the basis of a PCR test. For use within the Netherlands (for example for access to events), a recovery certificate is also issued based on an antigen test. A recovery certificate is never provided on the basis of a self-test or a serological test.

For all rules regarding creating a recovery certificate, please look at the page Using proof of recovery to generate a COVID Certificate.