Covid-19 Vaccination Evidence

From 17th May you may be able to show your Covid-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling abroad. This evidence will be obtained either via the NHS App or through 119, it will not be obtained from your GP practice.

There are not many countries that currently accept proof of vaccination, and you should check the entry requirements for your destination country.

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from 17 May. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or by tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within the NHS App. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. We expect the letter to take up to 5 days to reach you.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.

Please see www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for the full information from the UK Government.