COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status allows a person to show others that they have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some countries. A full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccination status is available to people who live in England.

Vaccination status’ can be given in either in digital or paper format.

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine will be able to demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel. People can prove their vaccination status:

  • in the NHS App
  • through the NHS website
  • by ringing 119 to get a letter (only for those who have had their second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.

It may take more than a week for people’s identity to be checked and verified..

Patients should not contact practices directly, please encourage patients to download the NHS App or call 119, and signpost patients to more information.

Check the latest information on demonstrating COVID-19 status when travelling abroad. 

Please see here for website, telephone and twitter suggested wording in regards to vaccination status’.

For further guidance on the NHS app.