Monthly Archives: May 2021

Covid Vaccine Passport

You can get a Covid passport by ringing 119 or by downloading the NHS app on your smart phone. Covid passports are issued free by the NHS – you should not be asked to pay for one. Your GP surgery cannot issue Covid passports’

How do I get a ‘Vaccine passport’?

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:

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores

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 this online service, 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.

The 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 website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

What if I had a vaccine in another country?

-If you had one or both vaccines in Wales or Scotland then this should now link automatically to the NHS-App

-If you had one or both vaccines in any other country then we are not able to update the NHS-App. We can add your vaccine record to your GP record but this does not currently update the NHS-App vaccine Covid passport. A technical fix for this is due in late September 2021