Please do not contact your GP Practice to ask for a COVID vaccination passport or status certificate – they will not be able to provide any standard document.
The Scottish Government has launched a service that allows people travelling abroad to access their record of vaccination status themselves.
You can now request a record of your vaccination status. Read more here NHSInform Vaccination Status.
If you are planning to travel abroad, some countries may require this for entry. Coronavirus has not gone away. Think before committing to non-essential travel abroad.
The Scottish Government continues to urge a highly cautious approach to international travel, given the risk of new variants. The four UK Chief Medical Officers have said that green-list status should be the exception, rather than the rule, with countries added to the list only where there are very good reasons for doing so.
If you are intending to travel abroad you should:
- check the entry requirements for your destination country on the UK foreign travel advice pages
- get up-to-date information from the website of your destination country
- check the re-entry requirements for your return to Scotland
- only request a vaccination record if it is absolutely required and you are due to travel in the next 21 days