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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Date of search

8 April 2022


Certificate adoption

The Commission adopted rules relating to the EU Digital COVID Certificate, establishing a binding acceptance period of 9 months (precisely 270 days) of vaccination certificates for the purposes of intra-EU travel.


Instrument type

Vaccination, immunity, and negative test result


Certificate name

Vaccine certificate (NHS Covid Pass, NHS Scotland status, NI Covid certificate or EU Digital COVID Certificate)


Certificate details

Travellers can use a ‘Vaccine certificate’ as proof of vaccination, the following rules apply. The vaccine certificate must be issued by a national or state-level public health authority, be in English, French or Spanish, and include as a minimum:

  • Forename and surname(s)
  • Date of birth
  • Vaccine brand and manufacturer
  • Date of vaccination for every dose
  • Country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

Travellers can verify their vaccination status in the UK passenger locator form (https://www.gov.uk/provide-journey-contact-details-before-travel-uk) if they are using either:

  • The NHS COVID Pass
  • The EU Digital COVID Certificate (EU DCC)

They should have their vaccine certificates available in case they are asked to show it.


Certificate format

Electroic and paper-based.


Entry protocol

For general measure

All travellers are allowed to enter United Kingdom without any certificate requirements such as UK passenger locator form, vaccination, recovery and testing. Also, they are not required to quarantine after arrival.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

4 Vaccines Approved for Use in United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Oxford/Astrazeneca

Border status

Open