The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), as the central institution of the Federal Government in the field of public health and as the national public health institute, publishes the CovPass app for the German Federal Government. The app allows the digital COVID certificates of the EU to be stored directly on the smartphone. Anyone who uses it can prove their vaccination protection or recovery quickly and securely. The app can also be used to store the EU's digital COVID certificates of other people (for example family members) on the smartphone. Users of the app decide when and to whom they show their information and data.

HOW THE APP WORKS

Evidence of Corona vaccinations and recovery from Corona infection is the central function of the CovPass app. Whenever users prove their Corona status, only the information and data necessary for verification is displayed via QR code.

The QR code provides information about the validity of a vaccination or recovery certificate. For clear identification, the name and date of birth are also displayed during a check.

Corona vaccinations are certified with the EU digital COVID vaccination certificate upon request. The certificate is generated by medical staff after the vaccination. It contains a QR code that can be scanned with the CovPass app. Simply hold the camera of the smartphone over the QR code and all the information of the certificate is loaded onto the smartphone. The current QR code is then displayed on the app's home screen. This can be shown if required.

Recovery from a Corona infection is certified with the EU digital COVID recovery certificate. You can obtain the recovery certificate from your family doctor or local health office after surviving a Corona infection. It contains a QR code that can be scanned with the app. The certificate of recovery is then documented on the smartphone.

EU digital COVID certificates from other people (for example family members) can also be managed on the smartphone.

The data of the EU digital COVID certificate is stored locally on the smartphone. Only the users decide when and to whom they show the information and data.

HOW THE DATA REMAINS SECURE

Data protection is maintained throughout the entire period of use.
- No registration: No registration with an e-mail address is necessary.
- Local data storage: Your complete data is only stored on your smartphone.
- Data minimization: The QR code is displayed with the minimum amount of data agreed in the EU. After the QR code has been checked, only the status of the certificate, the name, and the date of birth are displayed.
- Cryptographic security: The QR code is protected with a strong signature and cannot be forged.

From version CovPass 1.29.0:

This update improves several existing features of the app. For example, the display of all locally stored validation rules has been made more transparent so that you can see whether the set of rules used by the app to determine the validity of your certificates is up-to-date.

All versions
CovPass 1.29.0
August 16, 2022

Version:1.29.0

Uploaded:August 16, 2022 at 2:37PM UTC

File size:15.99 MB

Downloads:34

CovPass 1.28.0
July 25, 2022

Version:1.28.0

Uploaded:July 25, 2022 at 12:06PM UTC

File size:15.94 MB

Downloads:115

CovPass 1.27.0
June 21, 2022

Version:1.27.0

Uploaded:June 21, 2022 at 6:00PM UTC

File size:15.92 MB

Downloads:137

CovPass 1.26.1
June 14, 2022

Version:1.26.1

Uploaded:June 14, 2022 at 3:58PM UTC

File size:15.92 MB

Downloads:103

CovPass 1.26.0
June 8, 2022

Version:1.26.0

Uploaded:June 8, 2022 at 10:33AM UTC

File size:15.91 MB

Downloads:96

CovPass 1.25.0
May 24, 2022

Version:1.25.0

Uploaded:May 24, 2022 at 12:12PM UTC

File size:15.87 MB

Downloads:118

CovPass 1.23.0
May 16, 2022

Version:1.23.0

Uploaded:May 16, 2022 at 4:36PM UTC

File size:15.87 MB

Downloads:110

CovPass 1.22.1
April 25, 2022

Version:1.22.1

Uploaded:April 25, 2022 at 12:11PM UTC

File size:15.84 MB

Downloads:173

CovPass 1.22.0
April 14, 2022

Version:1.22.0

Uploaded:April 14, 2022 at 11:53AM UTC

File size:15.83 MB

Downloads:111

CovPass 1.21.1
April 4, 2022

Version:1.21.1

Uploaded:April 4, 2022 at 9:14AM UTC

File size:15.77 MB

Downloads:139