UK government recently confirmed that the residents will be provided with a vaccine passport as proof that they have been vaccinated for COVID-19 when going for foreign holidays. British travelers can use Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) app as a vaccine passport during foreign travels.
Citizens are already using the app, maintained by the NHSX technology arm of the health services, to view health records, book appointments, and request repeat prescriptions. As mentioned on the official government site, the updates regarding vaccine passports mention, “From My 17th, Britons will be able to show their COVID-19 vaccination status as proof when traveling abroad. This course involves taking 2 doses of any approved vaccine.”
It further added, “there are several countries who are abiding by different rules when traveling abroad such as getting a negative pre-departure test, which Britons will still need to follow.”
The developers of the app came with an update hoping that the app will be fully functioning till the UKs travel ban is lifted next week. The app is currently unable to show COVID test results.
As for people who do not have a smartphone, they can request a paper copy of their vaccination status from the NHS.