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COVID Status Certificates (Vaccine Passports)

This page was last updated on 5 July 2021 at 15.00hrs.

This page contains information about the COVID status certificate, including a list of frequently asked questions. If your question is not in this list, it may be on the list of questions about travel from the 1 July 2021.

In order to be eligible for the blue arrival channel into the Bailiwick of Guernsey (no isolation or testing), an arriving individual will be required to provide official proof of vaccination issued by the relevant public health authority within the Common Travel Area, once they have received both doses of the relevant COVID-19 vaccine. Other forms of evidence such as vaccination appointment cards and GP letters will not be accepted at this time, however, this will be kept under review. 

This approach is being taken to ensure that the States of Guernsey is able to authenticate that the information being provided is correct thereby reducing the risk of fraudulent documents being used.  It is understood that some jurisdictions in the Common Travel Area will not have launched their proof of vaccination status programmes before 1 July.  Individuals vaccinated in these jurisdictions are recommended to contact their local public health authority for further information.

Accepted proof of vaccination in the Common Travel Area (CTA)

Proof of vaccination will be required for those travelling in to the Bailiwick of Guernsey from the Common Travel Area.

Depending on where you have been vaccinated, the following is accepted:

  • Wales – You will be provided with an official proof of vaccination, which we will accept. If you need to apply for one, you can do that here. You won’t be able to download a digital copy or request a paper copy until 5 days after your second dose. Please note, it can take up to 10 days for the paper copy to arrive.
  • Scotland – Official proof of vaccination will be provided, which will be accepted. If you need to apply for one, you can do that here. Please leave plenty of time for it to arrive. We are aware some certificates MAY not have the batch number of the vaccines received on their official certification. Prior to arrival in the Bailiwick you will need register your vaccine status first and then complete a pre-arrival form. When asked for the batch number please enter N/A and continue the process to register your vaccine status.
  • Republic of Ireland – Based on the most up-to-date information no official proof of vaccination is being offered. Currently there is a Government Advisory in operation from the Republic of Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs against all non-essential international travel for its residents. We are engaging with the Irish Government to further understand what their official proof of vaccination will be, please go to their website for more information. As a short term interim measure, if your GP has issued you with a letter we will accept it as proof of vaccination until an official process is established.
  • England – Proof of vaccine will be provided via the NHS app or as a hard copy. NHS England website says the letter should arrive in 5 working days (as with Wales, the letter cannot be requested until 5 days after the second vaccination). There is also an option to order online or get the digital solution.
  • Northern Ireland - On 5 July, the Department of Health in Northern Ireland introduced interim arrangements to provide short-term written confirmation of full vaccination for those travelling on or before 19 July before the full certification goes live.  Details of how to apply for the interim scheme are available on the NI Direct website.  GP letters will also continue to be accepted for arrivals into the Bailiwick of Guernsey until the full certification goes live later in July.
  • Isle of Man – plans to use the UK NHS App for the purpose of providing residents with their own COVID-19 vaccination certificate for travel, however this may not be in place just yet. As a short term interim measure, formal GP letters will be accepted as proof of vaccination until an official process is established.
  • Jersey – You will be provided with your proof of vaccination Certificate. Your Certificate will be sent automatically to your registered address. Certificates will be automatically be sent to those who have received their second dose of the vaccine. Jersey residents should expect to receive your Certificate to arrive within 2 weeks of your second dose.

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