Demonstrating COVID-19 vaccination status
All those living in England can now get their COVID-19 vaccination status in digital or paper format. Those who have had two doses of an approved vaccine can show this as proof of their vaccination status when travelling abroad to some countries or territories.
It is important to note that people are asked not to contact their GP surgery about their COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status.
Accessing your COVID-19 vaccination status
- Through the free NHS App
- By calling 119 and requesting a letter.
This must be at least five working days after people have completed their course of the vaccine (two doses). It is expected that the letter will take five working days to be delivered. It will be sent automatically to the address people have registered with their GP.
The 119 call handler will not be able to see addresses to check the details and anyone who has recently moved house should ensure they have given their new address to their GP practice before calling 119. More information is available here.
Quarantine-free travel to resume on 19 July for fully vaccinated passengers returning from amber list countries
From 19 July, arrivals who have been fully vaccinated with an NHS administered vaccine in the UK (plus 14 days), or are on a formally approved UK vaccine clinical trial, returning to England from amber list countries will no longer need to quarantine – passengers will need to provide proof of their vaccination status to carriers in advance of travel
pre-departure testing and day 2 testing measures to remain
children under the age of 18 to be exempt from quarantine on returning to England from amber countries
the recommendation for people to not travel to amber countries will also be removed from 19 July – people should continue to check FCDO travel advice before booking travel news marks the next step in the cautious reopening of international travel, following the Prime Minister setting out plans earlier this week to ease COVID-19 restrictions in England from step 4 of the roadmap
All passengers will still need to complete their passenger locator form, which will include the requirement to declare vaccination status and provide proof of their pre-departure test. Amber arrivals will be required to prove their full vaccination status to carriers before departing, either via the NHS app or via an NHS COVID Pass letter which can be obtained by calling 119 for travelling overseas (which could take 5 days to arrive by post).
Green list countries and territories
- Anguilla – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Antigua and Barbuda – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Barbados – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Bermuda – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- British Indian Ocean Territory – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Bulgaria – Moved to green list 4am, Monday 19 July
- Cayman Islands – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Dominica – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- Grenada – at risk of moving from green to amber.
- Hong Kong – Moved to green list 4am, Monday 19 July
- New Zealand
- Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
- St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
- Turks and Caicos Islands