The NHS COVID Pass is available if you:
- have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (a full course is currently 2 doses of any approved vaccine)
- were vaccinated in England
- are aged 16 or over
The NHS COVID Pass is available in digital or paper format.
You can access your NHS COVID Pass 2 weeks after having your second dose of the vaccine.
The NHS COVID Pass will be available from:
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use this service.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had 2 vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel abroad in the near future and have had your second dose more than 5 working days ago. It may take 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
Request a COVID-19 vaccination status letter via the NHS website
It can take up to 5 working days from the date of your second dose appointment before the system is updated. So you may need to wait 5 working days before you can use this service. We then expect the letter to take up to 5 working days to reach you.
To request your letter click here.
GP Direct is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status.
When you’re planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get proof of your vaccination status before you leave.