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COVID-19 vaccination status

Your Coronavirus Vaccination Status & Travelling Abroad  

How to access your COVID-19 vaccination status

Through the NHS App or Patient Access App

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App or Patient Access App. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will be shown within both Apps. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel.  For access via the NHS App you do not need to contact your GP.

The NHS App will continue to be developed with further updates in the future. This will include the ability to show your COVID-19 test results.

By calling 119

If you do not have access to a smartphone and know that the country you are travelling to requires COVID-19 vaccination status, you can call 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

Request a letter only if you:

  • have been fully vaccinated by the NHS in England (you should wait 5 working days after your second dose) 
  • are planning to travel in the next 4 weeks to a country that requires evidence of COVID vaccination 
  • cannot access the digital service via the NHS App

We expect the letter to take up to 7 working days to reach you.

The letter will be sent to the address registered with your GP. The 119-call handler you speak to will not be able to see your address to check this with you. If you have recently moved house, make sure you’ve given your new address to your GP practice before calling 119.

Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status. 

Follow the link below for more information:

Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (

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