We’ve collated the various UK authorities procedures of how to obtain your Covid-19 vaccination certificate. The following information is up to date as of 13th June 2021.
For UK citizens resident in England proof of your Covid-19 vaccination status is available for those aged 16 or older, with 2 doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered at your GP’s surgery, a vaccination centre or hospital in England.
For a digital version download the NHS App.
For a paper version contact 119 to request a copy by post. You need to wait at least 5 days after having your second jab, then make contact no more than within 4 weeks of your departure date. The expectation is that you should receive this document within 5 working days.
Currently Welsh residents can request a certificate for urgent international travel if you have had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine (at least 5 days after your second jab), you urgently need to travel to a country requiring a vaccine certificate, and you are not able to either quarantine or provide tests to meet the country entry requirements.
Requests can be submitted by calling 0300 303 5667 between 09:00-17:00 7 days a week. Certificates can take up to 10 working days to arrive, they can’t be fast tracked or collected.
A digital solution is being worked on.
For Scottish residents you can request proof of your vaccination status by contacting the Covid-19 Status Helpline.
Digital versions can be obtained via NHS Scotland.
Paper versions can be requested from the helpline 0808 196 8565 open from10:00-18:00 7 days a week. The document will be sent by first class post.
The Department of Health is developing a COVID-free status Validation Service (CVS) that will allow NI residents to provide verified proof of vaccination, and other accepted standards, where required. This development will take into account emerging World Health Organisation (WHO) and EU common standards for COVID status certificates. Any documents produced outside of this CVS is unlikely to meet these standards, and therefore not be accepted under countries’ entry requirements.
According to the Health Department it is hoped that a vaccination certificate will be available for NI residents in July.
We hope that these Covid-19 vaccination certificate processes continue to improve, so that it helps aid international travel after the pandemic.