Why is the States of Guernsey Covid-19 digital certificate service being closed?
Covid digital certification was introduced as a way to show Covid-19 vaccination status to facilitate travel abroad.
On the 5 May 2023 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that Covid-19 was no longer considered a public health emergency of international concern . Internationally, travel requirements have been lifted and there is no longer a requirement for the Covid digital certification. The service to provide this will close to the public from 4 December 2023.
You may be able to obtain a letter from your GP surgery stating your vaccine history if needed. However be aware they may charge you for this.
What will happen to the data used by the States of Guernsey COVID-19 digital certificate?
The service accessed immunisation records to generate a digital certificate at the time of it being requested.
This data will no longer be accessible by the service.
Covid-19 vaccination history is held digitally by the States of Guernsey Vaccine Administration System (VAS). Public Health is the data controller. Primary Care may also hold a record of your vaccination data.
Will the States of Guernsey Covid-19 digital certificate be re-introduced if there is a future emergency?
Any future re-instatement decision will be made by Government at that time.
Do any countries still have entry requirements?
From the 24th November 2023, there are no countries which require proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry.