What does fully vaccinated mean?

For these travel regulations, to be "fully vaccinated" you need to have taken a full course of an "approved vaccination program". The following vaccines are approved:

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca

  • Pfizer BioNTech

  • Moderna

  • Janssen (single-dose vaccine)

  • Sinovac-CoronaVac

  • Sinopharm Beijing

  • Covaxin

For vaccines that require 2 doses, you must have had the second dose at least 14 days before you arrive in England. For the Janssen vaccine, you must have received the single dose at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

You must carry proof of this vaccination status. If you were vaccinated in the UK you can use the NHS COVID Pass. If you were vaccinated in the EU you can use the EU Digital COVID Certificate. For other countries, you can use their vaccine certificate as long as it is issued by a national or state-level public health authority, is in English, French, or Spanish, and includes as a minimum:

  • your forename and surname(s)

  • your date of birth

  • vaccine brand and manufacturer

  • date of vaccination for every dose

  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

Vaccines from some countries will not be accepted at all, even with a vaccine certificate. You can check the government’s list of accepted countries here.

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