COVID travel passes for children
Children aged 5 to 11 years are now able to obtain an NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel.
Children under 5 cannot get an NHS COVID Pass. However, they may need to show proof of a negative test when travelling.
Please note: St Mary’s Surgery is unable to provide COVID travel letters for children.
Ages 5 to 11
Children aged 5 to 11 years who have had at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccination recognised in the UK or who had a positive NHS PCR test within the last 180 days (6 months) are able to get an NHS COVID Pass letter for international travel.
It is important that you check the entry requirements of the country you are planning to visit, as some require evidence of 2 doses.
Parents or legal guardians can request the NHS COVID letter either online or by calling 119.
The COVID Pass will be sent immediately by email if the child lives in England and there is a mobile number or email address on their GP record. Otherwise, the Pass will be posted to the address on the child’s NHS record and will show all the COVID-19 vaccinations they have received. Please allow up to 7 working days for this to arrive.
Ages 12 or over
Children aged 12 or over can apply for a COVID Pass online via NHS.UK. Your child will be asked to create an NHS login if they do not have one already.
If your child is aged 13 or over they can request their NHS COVID Pass online as above or use the NHS App (they may need to create a login).
Check entry requirements of the country you are visiting
If you and your family are planning to travel abroad this year, please check the foreign travel advice on GOV.UK to find out the entry requirements of the country you are visiting. Some countries require evidence of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccination recognised in the UK.