International travelers who have received their Covid jab booster are now able to prove their vaccination status through the NHS app.
Proof of having a third jab will now automatically appear in the Covid digital travel pass for users in England from November 19 and from November 29 for those in Wales. The reminder and third doses will not be displayed in the domestic Covid pass as it is not a current requirement in the UK to receive a third vaccine in order to qualify as fully vaccinated.
The NHS Covid Pass, available through the NHS app, allows people to show their vaccination details or test results. Since Covid-19 passports became available on the NHS app in May 2021, nearly 20 million people have downloaded the app.
Health and Social Affairs Secretary Sajid Javid said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to show their immunization status if they are traveling abroad.
“This update to the NHS Covid Pass means people can have their full medical photo handy if they are going on vacation or seeing loved ones abroad.
“Getting a complementary jab is our best defense against this virus and I urge all who are eligible to come forward and get a boost. “
Over 13 million booster shots have now been given in the UK and by adding proof of third jab to the Covid pass, people with maximum protection can travel to countries like Israel, Croatia and Austria , who have already introduced a time limit for the validity of the Covid-19 vaccine to travel without quarantine.
Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup added: ‘Getting a booster is the best way to protect yourself before winter and it’s great that those who have come forward can now demonstrate their vaccine status through the NHS Covid Pass. they travel abroad.
“Booking your booster has never been easier, with drop-in sites open across the country and appointments available to pre-book a month before you are eligible for your top-up.
“For anyone who hasn’t had their jab yet, show up ASAP for maximum protection before Christmas.”
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More information on the NHS Covid digital pass can be found here.