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First look at Jersey's 'vaccine passports'

First look at Jersey's 'vaccine passports'

Wednesday 09 June 2021

First look at Jersey's 'vaccine passports'


The first 'vaccine passports' are being sent out from today to those who have had both covid jabs.

Anyone who has been fully vaccinated before Friday 28 May should receive a ‘Covid Status Certificate’ in the post by Friday 11 June.

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Pictured: Passports will be sent out from today (Wednesday 9 June).

Anyone receiving their second dose after 28 May should get theirs in the post within two weeks of their jab.

The certificates will not be a legal requirement for any activity or service in Jersey, but could be used as proof of vaccination status when travelling abroad.

However, fully vaccinated islanders will not need to show their certificate upon arrival in Jersey, but can instead put in their Social Security Number in the pre-travel registration form before arriving in Jersey.

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Pictured: Those getting their second dose after 28 May should receive their certificate within two weeks of the jab.

Chief Minister, Senator John le Fondré, said: “The Covid Status Certifications will give Islanders secure proof of their vaccination status. They have been designed with various security features and unique reference numbers to ensure validity and avoid forgery.

“We know the Covid Status Certification it is a requirement for some travel, although policies are always being updated. It is advised that those who are fully vaccinated should travel with their certificate, but it will not be needed to return to the Island.

“The success of the Vaccination Programme has helped us get to a stage where reconnection is as close to normal as we have been in over a year. It continues to prove that it is reducing the incidence of severe illness and hospitalisation. I urge everyone who is eligible to book and receive their vaccine and to not waste the privileged position we, as a small jurisdiction, find ourselves in.”

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Posted by Alan Keen on
I have just received mine. I am not sure that I would rely on it for international travel. It is a shame that proof of vaccination could not be included in one's passport, at a cost to the holder.
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