Today England took the next step in the government’s lockdown roadmap. Pubs, cafes and restaurants in England have reopened indoors, while international flights to a small number of countries have restarted. If you are planning 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 if you are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. This is vital for travelers as some countries have made this one of their entry requirements.
Other entry requirements such as proof of a negative COVID-19 test on arrival may also be mandatory. Therefore, do your research carefully about what the country you plan to visit needs to see from you.
If you’ve already received both types of the coronavirus vaccine, download the official NHS app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
The app you need is not the NHS Covid Track & Trace app, but the app with which you can book doctor appointments and order repeat prescriptions.
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Starting today (Monday May 17) there should be a new option available on the NHS app that says, “Check Your Covid-19 Vaccine Record”.
This should be the top option on the Your Health tab of the app.
Detailed information on how to prove your Covid-19 vaccination status can be found either via the NHS app or in a letter on this website.
About using 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 using mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet. Evidence of your COVID The Vaccination Status -19 is shown in the NHS app. We recommend that you register with the app before booking international travel. You do not need to contact your GP to access the NHS app.
“The NHS app will be further developed with further updates in the future. This also includes the ability to view your COVID-19 test results.”
Despite updating the NHS app, BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones said it was not yet clear whether border authorities would accept the app as evidence of vaccination status.
The BBC journalist said: “Some app users previously had access to vaccine records, but now an update means they are easier to find and available to everyone.
“What’s not included is a record of the test results, and it’s not yet clear whether overseas border agencies will accept the app as evidence of vaccination status.”
An official NHS website also states that people can apply for a letter fully vaccinated at number 119.
The website states: “Starting 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 currently includes two doses of an approved vaccine. Vaccination status is available at :
“The NHS app, which you can download from the app stores
“It can take more than a week for your identity to be verified and verified before you can use this service.
“If you cannot access this online service and have received 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS on 119. Call 119 only if you are going abroad in the near future and have received your second dose more It may It takes 7 working days for the letter to arrive. “