International Travel Vaccination Certificate

Find out how you will be able to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling overseas.

How to get an International Travel Vaccination Certificate

There are 3 ways to get your International Travel Vaccination Certificate — online through My Covid Record, over the phone, and in person at a pharmacy.

Find your NHI number

A National Health Index (NHI) number is a unique number that is given to each person using health and disability support services in New Zealand.

You can find your NHI number on:

  • a prescription or prescription receipt, a prescription medicine label
  • a hospital letter
  • an x-ray or test result
  • your patient portal (ManageMyHealth).

About your International Travel Vaccination Certificate

Anyone 12 years and over who has had any dose of the COVID-19 vaccine administered in New Zealand can request an International Travel Vaccination Certificate.

The details included on your International Travel Vaccination Certificate must match your passport. You can review your personal details when you request the certificate. If you need to change your details to match your passport, instructions on how to do this will be available.

These certificates comply with EU Digital COVID Certificate standards. Some countries may have different requirements. Before travelling, please check the requirements of the country you are travelling to.

You will also need to follow all the usual immigration processes for the country you wish to enter. Additional steps, such as having a negative pre-departure test, may also be required.

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Your International Travel Vaccination Certificate will have a QR code that will be scanned when you are travelling. It will include details of the COVID-19 vaccinations you have had administered in New Zealand.

You can save this certificate on a digital device, like your phone, or print a physical copy.

This certificate is valid for 12 months.

If you were vaccinated overseas

International Travel Vaccination Certificates only show vaccines given in New Zealand.

If you received 1 or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine overseas, you should also request a certificate from that country to travel outside of New Zealand.

If you received both your doses overseas, you cannot get an International Travel Vaccination Certificate from New Zealand.

Vaccination confirmation letters

If you have already received a vaccination confirmation letter you can still use this for international travel, but we recommend you request an International Travel Vaccination Certificate through My Covid Record to ensure the country you are travelling to recognises your proof of vaccination status.

Vaccination confirmation letters and Privacy Act requests (external link)

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