Covid-19 Vaccination status for international travel
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.
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.
Holiday Vaccinations and Travel Advice is an extra service provided by the Practice. This means it is an extra service not included on the NHS and all other NHS services come first.
Therefore it is your responsibility to:
- Make sure your Travel Form is returned as early as possible a minimum 6-8 weeks before you travel. Any forms returned to the surgery with 6 weeks or less before the departure date will be declined.
- Make sure your form is filled in correctly and please indicate if you require certificates for Visas. Failure to do so could result in your travel risk assessment not being completed.
If you require a copy of your vaccinations please feel free to ask for a print out at reception.
If you are outside the minimum timescale (6-8 weeks), your travel form may be refused and you will be referred to a Travel Health Clinic. Our GP’s do not organise vaccination schedules or order travel vaccinations.