Any experience with covid testing before crossing the Chanel ?

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Jonathan,

We are hoping to get our second shot in the next month and are booked to ferry back to the UK in early September for a family wedding.

Once we have got our second injection, we will update on the issues of getting the EU digital certificate. I have a feeling that it will not be plain sailing, but I might be wrong. 

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So thanks for the promp JK>  I have just found my EU Covid Digital Certificate.  

It did not appear to have auto updated and now I am struggling to scan it into my wallet. 

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@Jonathan, does the NHS app work if you have opted out of data sharing? Reading the link you shared implies it needs to have at least some link to GP details but doesn't specify whether opting out of data sharing then blocks the service.

(I have no particular desire to install the app at all, but it seems likely I will need to visit europe over the summer for work and getting a letter with proof of vaccination seems likely to take too long. Fuck knows why we just can't be given a certificate when we get the second jab Banghead )

 

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The vaccination status functions are independent from the data sharing which is controlled by the two available opt-outs. That also means that the vaccination status functions do not require any discussions with your general practice.

Jonathan

PS: I've posted a reminder about the revised cut-off date for opting out in the existing thread.

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"I have no particular desire to install the app at all, but it seems likely I will need to visit europe over the summer for work and getting a letter with proof of vaccination seems likely to take too long."

I don't know if getting the document through the app is quicker than the other routes. And do check the limits on validity, as above.

Jonathan

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The NHS Covid pass for Wales has just been launched.

Official information

Coverage by Digital Health News

Jonathan

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Thanks.

 

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"What I can't do is say what other countries will find acceptable. The smart approach seems to be to share experiences as above. And as is noted not to assume that the rules are static over time, or consistent between countries. So please keep it coming."

"Holidaymakers with trips booked to Malta have seen their plans thrown into chaos as the country is not accepting the NHS app as proof of vaccination.
"From Wednesday, travellers from the UK aged 12 and above are only permitted to enter Malta if they have had both doses of a coronavirus vaccine.
"But authorities in the central Mediterranean archipelago revealed on Monday that they will only accept printed letters sent by the NHS as proof.
"That means tourists planning to use the NHS app to demonstrate their status face being turned away at UK airports or the border in Malta, even if they are fully vaccinated."
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/malta-refuses-to-accept-nhs-app-as-proof-of-vaccination-status-of-holidaymakers-40597369.html

Methods of printing discussed upthread, but do say if you need help.

Jonathan

 
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Returning to the OP's question, if you travel to Paris by Eurostar you can get an antigen test done at St Pancras just before you travel, and get a certificate within 20 mins. That plus evidence of double vax on the NHS app and there is no problem getting into France without any quarantine requirement (at least for the moment). Coming back unimpeded may be trickier!

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