Requirements and validity proof of vaccination

You are entitled to proof of vaccination when you are fully vaccinated. Here you'll find the requirements for proof of vaccination.

Requirements for proof of vaccination

You are entitled to proof of vaccination when you are fully vaccinated. This is when one of the following situations applies to you:

Proof of vaccination becomes valid 2 or 4 weeks after vaccination in the Netherlands

Your proof of vaccination will become valid 2 weeks after the date you receive your second dose. Please note: if you are vaccinated with Janssen on or after 14 August 2021, your proof of vaccination will become valid 28 days after you are vaccinated.

The rules in other countries may be different. These rules can be found in the travel advice for your destination (in Dutch only).

Third dose will not affect the validity of your proof of vaccination

If you receive a third dose, this will not affect the validity of your proof of vaccination. The proof of vaccination showing you have received two doses (or one dose in the case of the Janssen vaccine) will remain valid.

However, you can choose to generate a proof of vaccination via CoronaCheck showing you have received a third dose. You will then receive an additional international QR code that shows this.

You can still get coronavirus

You can still get infected with coronavirus even after you have been vaccinated. You can also pass the virus on to others. Bear this in mind when you go places or receive visitors, for instance.

No impact on proof of vaccination

If you are fully vaccination but test positive for coronavirus, this will not affect your proof of vaccination in the CoronaCheck app or on the CoronaCheck website. However, you will need to self-isolate and avoid contact with others, in order to prevent passing the virus on.