The COVID-19 vaccine is designed to reduce morbidity (severe disease) and mortality (death). It will also protect our health and care systems in the Bailiwick. It will be some time before more detail regarding how the vaccine reduces the transmission of the virus. For this reason it is important that the most vulnerable in our community receive the vaccine if they can.
We understand that a number of EU countries have already confirmed that they will accept vaccination-status documents which include vaccines from the 3 batches identified. These include: Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Iceland, Switzerland, Malta and France*.
An exemption applies to individuals who participated in vaccine trials and who may not have been administered with the vaccinations in the usual route but are still in receipt of suitable protection. This again would need to be confirmed via official confirmation from Public Health prior to arrival.
It is common for people to have different names on official documentation, for reasons such as being recently married or for professional use. In such cases you will likely have evidence that explains the difference, for example a marriage certificate. Please bring this with you when travelling.
The day you receive your second dose of vaccine is considered to be day 1. You are fully vaccinated 14 days after you have received your second dose. We release your COVID Status Certification for printing on day 12 – so that you receive it on day 14. For example, if you received your second dose on 1 July 2021, you are fully vaccinated on 14 July 2021.
The NHS App allows you to view your COVID status as follows:
Select ‘check your COVID-19 vaccine record’ – this will provide you with details of the type, batch number and date of vaccinations. This information will need to be manually added to your Travel Tracker account.
Select ‘share your COVID-19 status’ – which will enable you to download a PDF copy. This PDF copy should be uploaded as a document to your Travel Tracker account as final verification of your vaccination status.
Please email VCC@gov.gg and request your unique 13-digit reference number (this starts with GGY). Once you have this number you can add this to your details in Travel Tracker and it will import your vaccine information when you are making your travel arrangements.