What your NHS COVID Pass letter tells you

Translated versions of the non-personal information in your NHS COVID Pass letter about your coronavirus (COVID-19) status.

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The NHS COVID Pass service has now closed. There are no longer any domestic requirements to demonstrate your vaccination status in England.

The NHS COVID Pass is no longer required to travel abroad to any countries.

If you are travelling abroad, you should review travel entry requirements for the countries you will visit or travel through.

The NHS COVID Pass was developed at the height of the pandemic to let you share your COVID-19 vaccination status in a secure way. It was mainly used for international travel, as well as for some domestic purposes, such as entry to venues or events.

See information about COVID certificates in GuernseyJersey and the Isle of Man.



Your NHS COVID Pass letter is used for travel abroad and to show others that you’ve had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine (including a booster vaccination if you have received one).

If your child is between the ages of 5 and 11 years old, you can also get an NHS COVID Pass letter for travel that provides evidence of vaccination or prior infection from COVID-19 within the past 180 days.

You should receive a letter within 7 working days of requesting one.

If you do not have access to a smartphone, computer or tablet, you can request a letter by calling 119 from within the UK.

Find out more about using your NHS COVID Pass for travel abroad.

Published 17 May 2021
Last updated 25 August 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance.

  2. Added translated versions of 'What your NHS COVID Pass letter for domestic use tells you'. Added updated translated versions of 'What your NHS COVID Pass letter for travel tells you'.

  3. Added updated advice on holding pages (temporarily in English) for all languages.

  4. Updated with new versions of what the NHS COVID Pass letter tells you (English text-only version and translated versions).

  5. Changing title of guidance to reflect that from 21 June 2021, the NHS service to demonstrate your COVID-19 vaccination status is now called the NHS COVID Pass.

  6. Added text-only version of the letter in English.

  7. Temporarily removed the 'COVID-19 vaccination status: sample letter'.

  8. Updated to add a sample of the letter in English.

  9. Added translation