The NHS App Covid Travel Passport Launches TODAY: How to Get a Vaccine Passport

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NHS App Covid Vaccine Passport Launches Today – How To Get It (Image: NHS • GETTY)

Today England is moving towards the next step of the government’s lockdown roadmap. Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England have reopened indoors, while flights to a small number of countries abroad have resumed. And if you want to travel abroad and have already received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, make sure you have downloaded the NHS app on your iOS or Android smartphone.

Starting today, the NHS smartphone app can also show whether you have been fully vaccinated against the corona virus. And this is crucial for travelers as some countries have made it one of their conditions for entry.

Other entry requirements, such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival, may also be required, so be sure to research carefully what the country you hope to visit should see from you.

If you have already received both cases of the coronavirus vaccine by then download the official NHS app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

The app you need is not NHS Covid’s track and trace app, but the one used for booking doctor’s appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions.

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Starting today (Monday, May 17), the NHS app should have a new option available that says ‘check your Covid-19 vaccine record’.

This should be the top option in the ‘Your Health’ tab of the app.

You can find all the details on how to prove your Covid-19 vaccination status, either through the NHS app or in a letter, On this site.

Regarding the use of the NHS app as a vaccine certificate, the government website said: “You can access your COVID-19 vaccination status through the free NHS app. You can access the app through mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Proof of your COVID Vaccination status of -19 is displayed in the NHS app. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel. Access via the NHS app does not require contacting your primary care physician.

“The NHS app will be further developed with further updates in the future. This includes the ability to display your COVID-19 test results.”

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This is the NHS app to download for the Covid vaccine passport (Image: GETTY)

Despite the update to the NHS app, the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said it was not yet clear whether border agencies will accept the app as proof of vaccination status.

The BBC reporter said: “Some app users used to have access to vaccine records, but an update makes them easier to find and available to everyone.

“What is not included is a record of test results, and it is not yet clear whether overseas border agencies will accept the app as proof of vaccination status.”

An official NHS website also said people can request a letter saying they have been fully vaccinated by calling 119.

The website said, “From May 17, 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be able to demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of each approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:

The NHS app you can download from app stores

“It may take more than a week for your identity to be verified and verified so that you can use this service.

If you don’t have access to this online service and you’ve had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are going abroad soon and have had your second dose more than 5 business days ago. It can take 7 business days for the letter to arrive. “

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