Q: I’m double-jabbed and I’ve had my booster jab but it surely doesn’t present on the NHS Covid app, so how do I show I’ve had it?
UPDATE: 19 November
English holidaymakers will have the ability to present their booster jabs by way of the NHS Covid-19 app from in the present day Friday 19 November opening up journey to these nations that demand the third jab for entry.
UPDATE: 15 November
- Well being Secretary, Sajid Javid, has hinted that the booster jab might properly seem on the NHS Covid go. “We’re wanting exhausting at it” he mentioned however made no dedication to timing. Extra particulars quickly
- France would require proof of a booster jab for over 65s to enter many venues from December 15th
- Israel calls for two doses throughout the previous 180 days or a top-up jab
An increasing number of travellers are edging nearer to the expiry dates of their vaccinations. Some nations together with Croatia and Austria, are notably alert to this and can exclude entry to these folks whose vaccinations have expired.
Vaccinations are thought of to offer immunity for 270 days. Nonetheless, Austria has prolonged this to 360 days. Croatia will allow you to in for those who take a check on arrival and quarantine till a adverse check may be proven.
The booster jab would clear up that drawback however there isn’t a method of proving that you’ve got had it. At present, the NHS app doesn’t have a facility to point out this and there’s no acceptable documentation you may present both.
This solely turns into an issue when the nation you might be visiting stipulates that you just can’t enter after their expiry date. If extra nations resolve to place this measure into place then British holidaymakers trying to get away over the winter months might properly discover themselves excluded.
The irony is that after a whole lot of too-ing and fro-ing by the EU in regards to the validity of the NHS Covid go system, it has lastly been recognised EU-wide as proof of vaccination with AstraZeneca, Moderna or Pfizer.
The choice to not embrace the booster jab on the NHS Covid go is perplexing and this was a choice taken by the Division of Well being.
Clifton Maurice, a frequent traveller, is fearful that he shall be excluded if extra nations resolve to stick to closing dates.
I’m now fearful about reserving something in case I’ve to cancel my journey plans as a result of I can’t show I’ve had my booster. It’s simply foolish that the booster jab is just not being proven on the NHS Covid app.
The Division of Well being says will probably be reviewing the scenario, and we’ll hold you posted.