Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status

Find out when to use an International Travel Vaccination Pass, My Vaccine Pass or COVID-19 vaccination record as proof of your vaccination status.

International Travel Vaccination Certificate

When you may need it

If you are travelling overseas and must show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status, you need an International Travel Vaccination Certificate.

This certificate is available to anyone aged 5 or over who has had any dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in New Zealand.

We also recommend downloading a copy of your COVID-19 vaccination records from My Covid Record to use alongside your International Travel Vaccination Certificate.

What information is on it

Your International Travel Vaccination Certificate has a QR code with information about the COVID-19 vaccine doses you have had in New Zealand. 

The details on it must match your passport — you can review these when you request the certificate.  

The International Travel Vaccination Certificate complies with EU Digital COVID Certificate standards.  

It is valid for 12 months.

Get an International Travel Vaccination Certificate

My Vaccine Pass

When you may need it

My Vaccine Pass is a record of your COVID-19 vaccination that you might be asked to show within New Zealand.

While there is no legal requirement for businesses to use My Vaccine Pass, some may choose to ask for them as a condition of entry.

You can get an updated My Vaccine Pass if you are aged 12 or over and are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination or have a temporary medical exemption. My Vaccine Passes are not required or available for children aged 5 to 11.

It is valid for 6 months.

What it means to be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination

  • If you are aged 18 years or over — you need 2 primary doses, plus a booster.
  • If you are aged 12 to 17 years — you need 2 primary doses.

Get a My Vaccine Pass

Your COVID-19 vaccination record

When you may need it

It can be used: 

  • as evidence of your vaccinations if required by an employer — including under the New Zealand vaccine mandate 
  • alongside your International Travel Vaccination Certificate. 

Your vaccination record cannot be used instead of a My Vaccine Pass or an International Travel Vaccination Certificate.

What information is on it

Your COVID-19 vaccination record includes:

  • batch numbers
  • dose number
  • vaccine type
  • any overseas vaccinations you have requested be added to your health record. 

Get a COVID-19 vaccination record

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status

Online

You can download your International Travel Vaccination Certificate, My Vaccine Pass or COVID-19 vaccination record from My Covid Record.

How to use My Covid Record

Over the phone

You can get your International Travel Vaccination Certificate or My Vaccine Pass by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline. They are available between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week.

Call: 0800 28 29 26, choose option 4 

In person

You can get your International Travel Vaccination Certificate or My Vaccine Pass at some participating vaccination sites. Contact them first to confirm if they offer this service.

COVID-19 vaccination sites | Healthpoint (external link)

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