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Covid-19 Recovery Certificates for Travel

Have you had a positive Covid-19 test in the last 6 months? If you're fully recovered you could be eligible for a Covid Recovery Certificate for Travel. Complete our online Covid Recovery Assessment to get your certificate emailed to you within 24 hours, for only £99.

  • Easy: 5 minute online form, no appointment necessary
  • Quick: Get your Covid Recovery Letter within 24h
  • Reliable: Your Certificate is signed by a GMC registered Doctor
  • Inclusive: for adults and kids (5+) of any vaccination status
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How it Works

Get your Covid Recovery Letter within 24 hours. It only takes 5 minutes to complete your online form.

1. Proof of positive test

Find the proof of your recent positive test (within the last 6 months, but not within the last 10 days). Have your passport number to hand if you’d like that included on the certificate.

2. Submit a form

Submit your information via our easy online form. It takes five minutes, you don’t need to speak to anyone, and you don’t need an appointment.

3. Receive your certificate

A Medicspot doctor will review your form, and if appropriate you will receive your Covid Recovery Certificate by email.

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What you’ll need

Benefits

  • Certificate within 24 hours of appropriate evidence submission
  • Accepted for entry by many countries (check requirements for your destination before purchasing)
  • Certificates signed by GMC registered doctors.
  • Easy 5 minute contact-free form
  • No appointment required - start now

Eligibility

  • Anyone who has recovered from Covid-19 in the last 6 months
  • Any age over 5 (Parent/Guardian must complete for U18’s)
  • Any vaccination status

What you’ll need

  • The date of your positive Covid-19 Test
  • PDF, screenshot or photo of your positive test result
  • Passport Number (optional)
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Certificate Of Recovery From Covid-19

Some countries are now accepting certificates confirming recent recovery from Covid-19 as sufficient to enter the country.

Our GPs can assess and where appropriate issue a certificate of recovery from Covid-19. This can be issued no earlier than 10 days after an initial positive RT-PCR test.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate?

A Covid recovery certificate states that you have had Covid-19, but have since recovered, and are thought to have natural immunity from re-infection.

What is the difference between a Covid Recovery Letter, Covid Recovery Certificate, Proof of Covid Recovery, Proof of Natural Immunity, Covid Fit to Fly Certificate and Covid Test Certificate?

A Covid Test Certificate is proof that you did or didn’t have Covid-19 on the date of the test.

A Covid Fit to Fly Certificate is to demonstrate that you are unlikely to have covid given your symptoms on that day.

A Proof of Covid Recovery, Covid Recovery Letter, Covid Recovery Certificate and Proof of Natural Immunity are all the same thing, they show that you had covid, but are unlikely to have it currently, and so are likely to be protected from Coronavirus by your own antibodies.

How do Covid-19 Recovery Certificates work?

You will need to be able to produce a positive test and demonstrate that you have recovered from Covid-19. You will need to present this for your assessment for your certificate AND when you travel. At your assessment, we will ask you some questions to ensure you have recovered from Covid-19.

The NHS England guidance recommends a shorter isolation period because of the Omicron variant, will that change the timescales on the Covid Recovery Certificate?

The new NHS guidance is largely aimed at ensuring as many people can return to work as possible to keep our economy and infrastructure running. However, the Covid Recovery Certificate considers only public health, so the shorter isolation period does not apply.

In addition, most of our Covid Recovery Certificates are for international travel, to ensure that your Medicspot Covid Recovery Certificate has the flexibility to be accepted in as many locations as possible, we need to adhere to stricter guidance.

This approach can give you, and your destination country, the confidence that our certificates meet the highest standards. We review international regulations regularly, so please watch this space.

How do I prove that I no longer have Covid-19?

It is widely accepted that after 11 days of Covid-19 you are likely to have recovered and no longer be infected. If you are still unwell, then it is likely you have not yet recovered. This assessment is based on the symptoms that you tell us in your assessment.

How long does my immunity last, and therefore how long is a Covid Recovery Letter valid for?

Each country/destination defines the validity period of acquired immunity following covid recovery. Additionally, these validity periods may change so we recommend that you check this before you travel or complete your assessment.

How many days after my test or symptoms can I apply for a Covid Recovery Letter?

You can apply after 11 days if you have been free of symptoms for 48 hours.

I am still coughing and breathless, but have no other symptoms, can I still get a Covid Recovery Letter?

If you have completed 11 days since your symptoms started, and are otherwise well, it can be normal for you to have some ongoing shortness of breath after Covid-19. As long as this is improving, you are unlikely to be infected or infective, so you may still be able to get a Covid Recovery Letter.

What type of Covid test is accepted to get the Covid Proof of Recovery?

This depends on your destination. Some countries will only accept PCR tests, others will accept any type that hasn’t been taken by the patient themselves.

What can a Covid Recovery Certificate be used for?

Covid-recovery certificates are required for certain events, locations, airlines, and countries.

Can I still get a certificate if I have recovered from Covid-19 but my tests are still positive?

Yes, the Covid-19 recovery certificate is perfect for you! Tests after recovery following infection with Covid-19 can be positive for months. If you have recovered and are still testing positive for Coronavirus but are not showing symptoms, a medical evaluation can assess if you have recovered and are no longer at risk of infecting others.

Who can get a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate?

Anyone (aged 5 years or over, in the UK) who has evidence of a Covid-19 test result between 11 and 180 days, and has recovered, is likely to be eligible. But each case will be assessed by a doctor who will be bound by their professional standards to only produce the letter if they think it is safe and correct to do so. Note that in many countries, the certificate is only valid for 90 days following the positive test, so please check with your destination before you purchase the certificate.

Who is not eligible to get a Covid-19 recovery certificate?

You will not be eligible for a certificate if you do not fit the criteria, or if you have had a positive test in the last 10 days. If you have recovered from Coronavirus you can stop taking tests and can book an evaluation with us 11 days after your last Covid test or since you last experienced symptoms.

Where can I get a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate for travel in the UK?

You can now do this using our online form in minutes. All you need is your proof of your positive Covid test, dated more than 11 days ago. We will ask you some questions and ask you to upload your certificate. If eligible you will receive your letter in 24 hours.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your Covid Recovery with a doctor, simply book an appointment with a Medicspot GP, anywhere in the UK. Our online GP consultations make it easy for you to see a doctor at a time that suits you.

How will I receive my Certificate?

Your certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF within 24 hours of you submitting your details and certificate to us.

How much does a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate cost?

Your certificate will cost £99 using our online assessment form.

Can children get a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate?

At Medicspot we can give a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate to anyone aged 5 and over.

How long after a positive test can you get a Covid Recovery Certificate?

You can get a Covid Recovery certificate for up to 180 days after you tested positive, but not in the last 11 days. Remember to check if these timeframes are the same as your chosen destination.

How long after first experiencing Coronavirus symptoms can you get a Covid Recovery Certificate?

You need to have been symptom-free for more than 11 days (14 days if you were hospitalised).

Can you use a Covid Recovery Certificate for travel?

Yes, this is the most common use of the Covid Recovery certificate. Please ensure you check the requirements of your airline and destination country before booking an appointment with one of our GPs.

Which countries accept a Covid Recovery Certificate for travel?

Given the fluidity of the rules and regulations involving Recovery Certificates for different countries, we advise that you check the individual rules for your destination country before booking an appointment with us.

Which airlines accept a Covid Recovery Certificate for travel?

Due to the changing nature of both countries and airlines, some airlines may not accept Covid Recovery Certificates for travel. We advise that you check that the airline you are travelling with accepts Covid Recovery Certificates before booking your appointment with us to avoid disappointment.

Can I enter the UK with a Covid Recovery Certificate?

You can find up-to-date information about entering the UK and Covid Recovery Certificates on the government website. Here is the website for entering England - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-england-from-another-country-during-coronavirus-Covid-19.

Can I use my at-home test (such as rapid antigen tests) as proof of my infection?

No, we will need to see evidence of a test result from a laboratory. We cannot accept photos of test kits.

What types of certificate/evidence of infection are accepted?

Any test from a laboratory with your name, and the test date is accepted (dated in the last 11-180 days). This can be a PDF from a private laboratory or a screenshot (or photo) of an NHS test result notification (as long as we can see the name and date).

Are QR codes added to the letter?

We don't currently add QR codes, as the letter you receive can be uploaded onto most websites for review, and the government issued QR code is produced for you to travel with. We also recommend that you take the PDF of your letter with you when you travel.

Can you post a copy of the letter to me?

We don't normally do this, as it is rare for this to be necessary. Please contact us if you would like this to be done for an extra charge.

Can you alter the details on the letter?

If you have any specific requests, please add this to the free text field at the end of the form. If we can make the changes for you, we will.

How can I send you my evidence to you?

PDFs can be uploaded at the end of the application form. Images of NHS tests can be uploaded too, but with the following requirements:

For all screenshots and screen captures:

  • The image must be of the entire screen, to show the toolbar (which usually includes the time) at the top of the page
  • For screenshots of websites, this must include the website address
  • For screenshots of apps, this must include everything on the screen at that time
  • For screenshots of text messages, this must include everything on the screen at that time, including the name/number of the sender

What if my evidence is rejected?

If there is any question regarding the validity of the evidence, we cannot accept it. Where there are signs of tampering of certificates and evidence, customers will be banned from using the service in future and will not receive a refund.

Can I travel to the United States with a Covid Recovery Certificate?

We aim to produce letters that will be accepted so that you can travel to the US with our Covid Recovery Letters. But please check the US Government websites first. On 15 December 2021, proof of immunity (Covid Recovery Certificates) was valid in the US for 90 days. You might find this page useful: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

Can I travel to Spain, Germany, France, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, the Netherlands or other countries in the EU with a Covid Recovery Certificate?

We aim to produce letters that will be accepted so that you can travel to the European Union. But please check the EU websites first. On 15 December 2021, Covid Recovery Certificates were valid (but with some variation in validity of duration, varying between 90 and 180 days) and lateral flow tests were not accepted. You might find this page useful: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/. Not all EU countries will follow the same rules for entry.

Can I travel to Australia with a Covid Recovery Letter?

The Australian Government and airlines such as Qantas, have their own requirements for the validity of these certificates, so please check these and add any additional information required when you complete the assessment form. This may include the start and end date of your symptoms, and confirmation that you haven’t had a fever or respiratory symptoms for over 72 hours. You might find this page useful: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert[…]-covid-19-faqs-international-airlines-operating-to-australia.

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