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 8th December 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.


For UK citizens resident in Wales, download your NHS Covid Pass or call 0300 303 5667 between 09:00-17:00 to request a Covid Pass for essential international travel. NB. it can take up to 10 working days for a certificate to arrive.


For UK citizens resident in Scotland 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.

Northern Ireland

For UK citizens resident in Northern Ireland you can download your CovidCert NI or call 0300 200 7814 on weekdays 08.00-20:00 for a paper version which could take up to 10 working days to arrive.

Note that for travel to the EU, your certificate should be dated from the 1st November 2021, so that the QR code is compatible with the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Certificates downloaded from the App are valid for 30 days.