From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
Vaccine passes are not the GP’s responsibility – GP Practice’s have no control over the system or how it is implemented. This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.
Frequently asked questions
Who do I contact if I have a problem with the app or getting a letter?
You must contact 119
When I try to view my record it says I need some information from my GP – how do I get this?
This information is related to Online Access. You do not need this information to view your COVID Vaccine status – you are most likely looking in the wrong part of the app. Call 119 for help.
However we are happy to set up online access for you so that you can view your results and other parts of your medical record. See here for more information.
I had one or both of my vaccines abroad – will I be able to get a vaccine pass on the app or as a letter?
No – the system is not built to allow for the recording of vaccines given outside of the UK. We can add the information to your GP record but this will not be reflected on the national system on which the COVID pass is based.
I had one or both of my vaccines in another part of the UK (Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) – will I be able to get a vaccine pass on the app or as a letter?
No – COVID vaccination data is held on different systems in the different countries so will not appear on the app. If you had both vaccines in one of the other UK countries then you might be able to request a letter as proof.
For Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/get-covid-19-vaccination-northern- ireland
I had my vaccine as part of a clinical trial – will I be able to get a vaccine pass on the app or as a letter?
You should have received a print-out confirming your vaccination as part of the trial, and this should be used as your evidence of being vaccinated.