The UK Government has introduced the NHS COVID Pass. The NHS COVID Pass allows you to show others the details of your COVID-19 vaccine (or vaccines) when travelling. It is a secure way to share your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination records or test COVID-19 status.
In England and at places that use the service, you may be asked to demonstrate your COVID-19 status in order to gain entry to a venue or event.
The NHS COVID Pass, which contains your vaccination records can be shown to prove our COVID-19 status when travelling abroad.
The name reflected on your NHS COVID Pass must match your name as it appears on your passport by at least 2 weeks before you travel. If your name differs, you should contact your GP practice to have your details updated.
You should continue to follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to, if you have not been fully vaccinated, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You should research the requirements of your destination country before travelling.
Who can get an NHS COVID Pass in England
You can get an NHS COVID Pass if you are aged 18 or over, for domestic venues and events.
If you’re aged 16 or over you can get an NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad but you should follow the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.
How to access the NHS COVID Pass
You can access your NHS COVID Pass through the free NHS App on a mobile device (smartphone or tablet). Proof of your COVID-19 status will be shown within the NHS App.
You do not need to contact your GP for access to the App. You should register with the NHS App before booking international travel.
Further details regarding these changes can be obtained by reaching out to your usual contact in our Global Immigration & Mobility team.