A corona passport is only required when travelling. Different countries have different requirements for a valid corona passport, so it is important that you check the requirements at the destination country before travelling. Corona passport is no longer a requirement in Denmark, except when entering the country. Yet, private companies and organizations are allowed to make their own requirements and request a valid corona passport.
In Denmark, there are three possible ways to get a valid corona passport in the corona passport app:
You must be vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the EU. This means that the Johnson & Johnson and Astra Zeneca vaccines will activate a valid corona passport, even if they are not part of Denmark’s vaccination programme. The corona passport will be valid 14 to 42 days after the first vaccination. In addition, the corona passport will be valid immediately after you are fully vaccinated (i.e. you have received the second vaccination in a multi-dose process). Once you are fully vaccinated, the corona passport will be valid for 12 months, which applies to all types of EU-approved vaccines (if you change the type of vaccine, the last completed vaccination process will apply).
If a vaccination process against COVID-19 requires only one dose, such as Johnson & Johnson, you will be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving this one dose. However, the passport will be suspended for 14 days if you test positive during the vaccination period. (If a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) is followed by negative PCR test, the suspension will be lifted again.)
You must have tested negative with a PCR test within the past 96 hours or with the rapid antigen test (RAT) within 72 hours.
A negative rapid antigen test (RAT) is NOT valid, if you have tested positive in PCR test within the past 14 days. In this case, the PCR test will still apply.
The corona passport will apply immediately after the negative test result is available and up to 96 hours (for the PCR test) or 72 hours (for the rapid antigen test) after the test was taken.
If you have recovered from a verified case of COVID-19 infection, your corona passport will be valid from 14 days after the positive test and 12 months onwards. The infection must have been verified by means of a positive PCR test.
If you test positive again within the first 12 weeks of your immunity period, this will be deemed as an expression of an inactive disease (provided that you do not have any symptoms), which is why the positive test will not change your immunity period.
A new positive test after the first 12 weeks will suspend the passport, however. It is possible to have an immunity-based corona passport issued more than once, which is why you will receive a new passport 14 days after a new positive test.