If you have had Covid in the last 6 months, you might be eligible for a Recovery Certificate COVID-19.
A doctor-validated certificate, you can use to travel to many countries without Covid tests or on-arrival self-isolation.
Many countries now accept certificates confirming recent recovery from Covid-19 as sufficient evidence to enter the country. The recovery certificate replaces the need for a negative Covid-19 test (for example, an antigen or PCR test).
If you’ve tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 6 months, but not in the last 7 days and have no symptoms, you can apply for a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate.
Please check your destination’s specific entry requirements before travel. Some destinations only accept recovery certificates for people who have tested positive for Covid-19 within specific timeframes.
To prove that you have had a Covid infection, you must be able to provide the initial positive Covid test result. This can be the original Covid test certificate with your name and test date or a copy of the NHS notification with a positive result.
All adults and children (over 5) in the UK, regardless of vaccination status, who have evidence of a positive Covid-19 test result within the last 7-180 days and have fully recovered from Covid-19. Each application is individually reviewed for eligibility.
This depends on what test types your destination accepts. Some countries only accept NAAT tests (e.g. PCR, TMA or LAMP), while others accept antigen lateral flow test results if an approved provider has verified them (e.g. they have produced a test result certificate for you).
Tests from an approved provider or laboratory should contain your name and the date of your positive Covid-19 test (within the last 7-180 days). These can be a PDF or a screenshot/photo of a UK NHS test result provided your name, and the date are visible.
Please note: We cannot accept screenshots/photos of positive Covid-19 test results from other national health providers. We can only accept PDFs from a laboratory with your full name and the date of your positive Covid-19 test result clearly displayed.
We also cannot accept evidence of vaccination as proof that you have recovered from coronavirus.
A Covid-19 Recovery Certificate is valid from 7 days after your positive Covid-19 test up to 180 days.
Remember to check the validity period of your chosen destination as these are subject to change and are not the same. Some countries only accept Covid-19 Recovery Certificates if your positive Covid-19 test was within the last 30 days, while others within the last 90 days.
Many countries now accept a Covid-19 Recovery Certificate in place of a negative Covid-19 test.
These countries include the USA, Canada, Australia and some participating member countries of the EU.
Please check our destination tracker https://testngo.co.uk/pages/country-checker or the foreign travel advice website https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice for more details on your destination’s specific entry requirements and the duration of validity for your Covid-19 Recovery Certificate.
We offer 2 services for the delivery of your Covid-19 Recovery Certificate:
• Express Delivery from £89 – certificate within 2 hours.
• Standard Delivery from £69 – certificate within 24 hours.
Your certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF within your chosen timeframe if your application is successful.
Certificates are issued during working hours (between 8am GMT and 10pm GMT).
Please note that if there is a query on your application i.e. a date may be incorrect or the evidence may not be sufficient this may lead to a delay in the issue of your certificate.
London Covid Testing in partnership with W1LABS.
W1LABS and London Covid Testing are Health & Social Care (DHSC) – listed private provider of general COVID-19 testing services.
A UKAS accredited No. 22710 medical laboratory for the activities listed in the schedule of accreditation.
We comply with all the UK government regulations with respect to submitting results to the relevant Public Health Authority.