People in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel by using a NHS COVID Pass that can be supplied in the form of a letter. To apply for the COVID Pass letter you must use the online NHS COVID Pass service or call the service on 119.  

Please don't contact your GP surgery about Covid Pass letters.

A full course vaccination is currently two doses of any approved vaccine.

Your personal vaccine status is available for you to see and show via the NHS App, or Patient Access App and so you may not need to supply a letter in all circumstances.

If you cannot access these app services, or if you still need a letter because of the rules of the destination to which you are travelling (e.g.Malta), then you can request a paper letter from the NHS by making an  online application  or by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 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. Please do not contact the surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to do so by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check all the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.



Published: Jul 4, 2021