From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from:
⇒ the NHS App which you can download from app stores
⇒ the NHS website (from 17 May 2021)
It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified so you can use these services.
If you cannot access these online services, and you have had two vaccines, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you had your second dose more than five working days ago. It may take seven working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice 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.
We have already had a number of enquiries from patients asking for a letter to demonstrate your vaccine status. The Practice cannot do this for you. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad where you can find information on how to do so for yourself. This involves the NHS app, which you can register with very easily.
As they have said, please do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.