Vaccine passport will be on the NHS app from NEXT WEEK

Marco Green
May 15, 2021

Once Britain's foreign travel ban is lifted on May 17, Downing Street said those going overseas could show the app upon arrival to prove they have had two vaccine doses. Instead, they should ring 119 to order a letter confirming their vaccination status.

In a further post today the centre also urged anyone who has not yet had their second Pfizer vaccination to call their GP to book an appointment this week.

The government website says: "From May 17, you may be able to show your Covid-19 vaccination status as proof of your status when travelling overseas to some countries or territories". Once installed, the app can be used on smartphones or tablets.

The Government is urging everyone to register with the app before booking global travel.

Official guidance from the Government published online states: "You can access your Covid-19 vaccination status through the free NHS App from May 17". This must be at least five days after you've completed your course of the vaccine.

Latest figures show that almost 194,000 Covid-19 jabs have been administered in Wolverhampton, with 130,723 people receiving their first dose and 63,229 people fully vaccinated after having both. The letter will take up to five days to reach you.

John Denley, Wolverhampton's director of public health, said: "The vaccine is the best protection we have against Covid-19, and the latest evidence shows that even just a single dose can cut transmission to others by up to half".

"Do not contact your GP surgery about your Covid-19 vaccination status. So for the time being most people will still need to follow other rules when travelling overseas - like getting a negative pre-departure test". "Global Positioning System can not provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status".

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