The Scottish Government has launched a new scheme, which will provide confirmation of vaccination required for foreign travel. The initiative will allow people travelling abroad to access and download their record of vaccination status via the NHS Inform Patient Portal or – for those not online – request it in the post via the freephone number 0808 196 8565.

The scheme will only apply to those planning to travel to a country or territory where record of vaccination is needed as an entry requirement and, whilst there are currently no countries requiring such status, international travel restrictions can change quickly. As Scotland’s vaccination programme progresses, vaccination will be replaced by digital COVID-19 Status Certificates, which will include vaccination and testing data to be used for outbound international travel.