Getting a digital NHS COVID Pass
Get a digital NHS COVID Pass to show your COVID-19 vaccination status or test results.
You can get a digital NHS COVID Pass showing your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination or test results.
You may be asked to show your NHS COVID Pass:
- to travel abroad
- at events or venues asking for proof of your COVID-19 status in England, Wales or the Isle of Man
Check the entry requirements of the country you're visiting before you travel.
If you're aged 16 or over, you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel. People under 16 may need to show a negative test result.
If you're 18 or over, you can also use your digital NHS COVID Pass for domestic events and venues. People under 18 do not have to show proof of their COVID-19 status for domestic events or venues in England.
If you had your vaccination in the UK or the Isle of Man, it will automatically show on your NHS vaccination record within 5 days.
If you were vaccinated abroad
If you live in England and had your vaccination abroad in certain countries, you can ask to have this added to your NHS vaccination record. Once it's added you can get an NHS COVID Pass.
When you can get an NHS COVID Pass depends if it's for travel, or for going to domestic events and venues.
There are 2 ways you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass.
Once you have your NHS COVID Pass you can download it as a PDF or it can be sent as a link in an email.
You need to be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the NHS App.
You'll be asked to create an NHS login if you do not have one already.
What is NHS login
NHS login makes it easier and quicker for you to securely access digital health and care services with 1 username and password.
NHS login registrations may take longer than usual when there are high numbers of requests. You will need to register at least 2 weeks before you want to use your pass.
You cannot get an NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App if you live in Wales.
A digital NHS COVID Pass is valid for 30 days. The 30-day period refreshes and starts again each time you log in.
If you have an NHS COVID Pass for travel based on a positive PCR test, the 30-day period will refresh for up to 180 days after you took the test.
If you use the NHS App for your NHS COVID Pass, it may ask you to confirm your phone number when you log in. If you do not confirm it, your NHS COVID Pass will be valid for only 72 hours.
If you download your digital NHS COVID Pass as a PDF it will be valid for 30 days. Always check the expiry date before using it.
Members of the UK armed forces need to visit the 'My health care hub' on the Defence Gateway (login required) to find out how to get their NHS COVID Pass.
Vaccination status in other parts of the UK and the Crown Dependencies
- Northern Ireland – nidirect: COVID certificate for NI residents
- Scotland – NHS Inform: Get a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status
- Wales – Welsh Government: NHS COVID Pass: prove your vaccination status
- Guernsey – GOV.GG: Covid status certificates (vaccine passports)
- Isle of Man – Isle of Man Government: NHS COVID Pass for Isle of Man residents
- Jersey – gov.je: COVID status certification