Guidance

Approved COVID-19 vaccines and countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination

Approved vaccines and list of countries and territories with approved COVID-19 proof of vaccination for travel to England.

Applies to England

What you need to do when you travel to England depends on whether you qualify as fully vaccinated or not.

To qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, you must have proof of full vaccination with a full course of an approved vaccine. The proof must have been issued by either:

You can still travel to England if you do not qualify as fully vaccinated but you must follow different rules.

There are also different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the last 10 days and you may not be allowed to enter England.

Approved vaccines

You must have had a complete course of one of the following vaccines at least 14 days before you arrive in England:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • Pfizer BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • Janssen (single dose vaccine)
  • Sinovac-CoronaVac
  • Sinopharm Beijing
  • Covaxin

The day you have your final dose does not count as one of the 14 days.

Formulations of these vaccines, such as AstraZeneca Covishield, AstraZeneca Vaxzevria and Moderna Takeda, also qualify as approved vaccines.

2 dose vaccines

If you were vaccinated with a 2 dose vaccine, or a combination of them, you must have had both doses to be considered fully vaccinated for travel to the UK.

This applies in all cases, even if you’ve recently recovered from COVID-19 and have natural immunity.

Those who have had COVID-19 and have only had one dose of a 2 dose vaccine must follow the rules for unvaccinated arrivals.

Where 2 doses of a vaccine are required for a full course, you can:

  • mix 2 different types of vaccine from the above list, for example Oxford/AstraZeneca and Sinopharm Beijing
  • have the 2 vaccinations under 2 different approved programmes, for example Australia and Japan, UK and USA, France and Canada

Single dose vaccines

If you had an approved one dose vaccine (the Janssen vaccine), you are fully vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination

You must be able to prove that you’ve been fully vaccinated under a vaccination programme with approved proof of certification.

If you live in England, you can prove your vaccination status using the NHS COVID Pass.

If you were vaccinated in another country or territory, the table below gives examples of what you can use as proof of vaccination.

Vaccine certificates only

If the table below says you can use a ‘Vaccine certificate’ as proof of vaccination, the following rules apply. The vaccine certificate must be issued by a national or state-level public health authority, be in English, French or Spanish, and include as a minimum:

  • your forename and surname(s)
  • your date of birth
  • vaccine brand and manufacturer
  • date of vaccination for every dose
  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

Verify your vaccination status in the passenger locator form

You can verify your vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form if you are using either:

  • the NHS COVID Pass
  • the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC)

You should have your vaccine certificate available in case you are asked to show it.

The table below shows the countries and territories where you can use your EU DCC to verify your proof of vaccination on the passenger locator form. You can only do this if you are fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.

Countries with an approved proof of vaccination and examples of proof required

List of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England and examples of proof of vaccination.

If you have proof of vaccination from a country or territory that is not on this list, or with a vaccine that is not listed, you must follow the rules for people who do not qualify as fully vaccinated.

Country or territory Examples of proof of vaccination status and whether you can verify this on the UK passenger locator form
Akrotiri and Dhekelia Vaccine certificate.
Albania EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Andorra EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Angola Vaccine certificate.
Anguilla Vaccine certificate.
Antarctica/British Antarctic Territory Vaccine certificate.
Antigua and Barbuda Vaccine certificate.
Argentina Vaccine certificate.
Armenia EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Australia Vaccine certificate.
Austria EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Azerbaijan Vaccine certificate.
The Bahamas Vaccine certificate.
Bahrain Vaccine certificate.
Bangladesh Vaccine certificate.
Barbados Vaccine certificate.
Belarus Vaccine certificate.
Belgium EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Belize Vaccine certificate.
Bermuda Vaccine certificate.
Bolivia Vaccine certificate.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Vaccine certificate.
Botswana Vaccine certificate.
Brazil Vaccine certificate.
British Indian Ocean Territory Vaccine certificate.
British Virgin Islands Vaccine certificate.
Brunei Vaccine certificate.
Bulgaria EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Cambodia Vaccine certificate.
Canada Vaccine certificate.
Cayman Islands Vaccine certificate.
Chile Vaccine certificate.
Colombia Vaccine certificate.
Costa Rica Vaccine certificate.
Croatia EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Cyprus EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Czech Republic (Czechia) EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Democratic Republic of the Congo Vaccine certificate.
Denmark (except Faroe Islands) EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Djibouti Vaccine certificate.
Dominica Vaccine certificate.
Dominican Republic Vaccine certificate.
Ecuador Vaccine certificate.
Egypt Vaccine certificate.
Estonia EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Eswatini Vaccine certificate.
Falkland Islands Vaccine certificate.
The Faroe Islands EU DCC equivalent.
Finland EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
France EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Georgia Vaccine certificate.
Germany EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Ghana Vaccine certificate.
Gibraltar Vaccine certificate.
Greece EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Grenada Vaccine certificate.
Guernsey Vaccine certificate.
Guyana Vaccine certificate.
Honduras Vaccine certificate.
Hong Kong Vaccine certificate.
Hungary EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Iceland EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
India Vaccine certificate.
Indonesia Vaccine certificate.
Ireland EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Isle of Man Vaccine certificate.
Israel EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Italy EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Jamaica Vaccine certificate.
Japan Vaccine certificate.
Jersey Vaccine certificate (COVID status certificate).
Jordan Vaccine certificate.
Kenya Vaccine certificate.
Kosovo Vaccine certificate.
Kuwait Vaccine certificate.
Laos Vaccine certificate.
Latvia EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Lebanon Vaccine certificate.
Lesotho Vaccine certificate.
Libya Vaccine certificate.
Liechtenstein EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Lithuania EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Luxembourg EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Madagascar Vaccine certificate.
Malawi Vaccine certificate.
Malaysia Vaccine certificate.
Maldives Vaccine certificate.
Malta EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Mauritius Vaccine certificate.
Moldova Vaccine certificate.
Monaco EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Mongolia Vaccine certificate.
Montenegro Vaccine certificate.
Montserrat Vaccine certificate.
Morocco EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate. You can use the EU DCC to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Mozambique Vaccine certificate.
Namibia Vaccine certificate.
Nepal Vaccine certificate.
Netherlands EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
New Zealand Vaccine certificate.
Nigeria Vaccine certificate.
North Macedonia EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Norway EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Oman Vaccine certificate.
Pakistan Vaccine certificate.
The Occupied Palestinian Territories Vaccine certificate.
Panama EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Peru Vaccine certificate.
Philippines Vaccine certificate.
Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands Vaccine certificate.
Poland EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Portugal EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Qatar Vaccine certificate.
Romania EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Rwanda Vaccine certificate.
Samoa Vaccine certificate.
San Marino EU DCC. You can use the EU DCC to prove your vaccination status. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
Saudi Arabia Vaccine certificate.
Senegal Vaccine certificate.
Serbia Vaccine certificate.
Seychelles Vaccine certificate.
Sierra Leone Vaccine certificate.
Singapore Vaccine certificate.
Slovakia EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Slovenia EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
South Africa Vaccine certificate.
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands Vaccine certificate.
South Korea Vaccine certificate.
Spain EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Sri Lanka Vaccine certificate.
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Vaccine certificate.
St Kitts and Nevis Vaccine certificate.
St Lucia Vaccine certificate.
St Vincent and the Grenadines Vaccine certificate.
Suriname Vaccine certificate.
Sweden EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Switzerland EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Taiwan Vaccine certificate.
Tanzania Vaccine certificate.
Thailand Vaccine certificate.
Trinidad and Tobago Vaccine certificate.
Tunisia Vaccine certificate.
Turkey EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate.
Turks and Caicos Islands Vaccine certificate.
Uganda Vaccine certificate.
Ukraine EU DCC, EU DCC equivalent or vaccine certificate. You cannot currently use your EU DCC to verify your vaccination status via the UK passenger locator form.
United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vaccine certificate.
Uruguay Vaccine certificate.
USA CDC card showing you’ve had a full course of an FDA-approved vaccine in the USA, or:
- California Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record
- New York State Excelsior Pass Plus
- Washington State WA Verify Pass
Additional proof of US residence is no longer required.
Vanuatu Vaccine certificate.
Vatican City EU DCC. You can use this to add proof of vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form. You must be fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine.
Vietnam Vaccine certificate.
Zambia Vaccine certificate.
Zimbabwe Vaccine certificate.

Red list countries and territories

If you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England the red list rules apply, even if you qualify as fully vaccinated.

Check separate guidance on the red list rules.

Travel to England testing and quarantine rules

Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the quarantine rules for travel to England.

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Published 4 October 2021
Last updated 22 November 2021 + show all updates
  1. Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England. Sinovac-CoronaVac, Sinopharm Beijing and Covaxin added to list of approved vaccines.

  2. Belarus, Bolivia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, the Faroe Islands, Laos, Libya, Malawi, Mozambique, Samoa, Senegal, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be added to the list of countries and territories with approved proof of vaccination for travel to England from 22 November.

  3. From 4am 22 November 2021, vaccines on the World Health Organization's Emergency Use Listing will be recognised.

  4. Countries and territories added to list of countries with an approved proof of vaccination for travel to England.

  5. New countries and territories will be added to this list 4am Monday 1 November.

  6. 37 countries or territories added to this list at 4am on 11 October 2021.

  7. 37 countries and territories will be added to this list at 4am on 11 October 2021.

  8. Added information about how many doses you need to count as fully vaccinated.

  9. First published.