The NHS COVID Pass lets you share your coronavirus (COVID-19) status records in a secure way.

It allows you to show others the details of your COVID-19 status:

  • when travelling abroad to some countries or territories
  • at venues or events across the UK that choose to use the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry

You can get an NHS COVID Pass:

  • digitally through the NHS App or online via NHS.UK
  • as a letter sent to you in the post if travelling abroad

You can find out the eligibility requirements on the NHS website.

Getting your digital NHS COVID Pass

Get your NHS COVID Pass letter

From 4 April, you will be able to get an NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel only.

You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.

This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.

When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel. 

For more details on getting a covid pass please visit: 


If you're aged 12 or over, you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass for travel.

How to get a digital NHS COVID Pass

There are 2 ways you can get a digital NHS COVID Pass.


You can:

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 or the Isle of Man 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

You cannot get an NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App if you live in Wales.

How long a digital NHS COVID Pass is valid for

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.