International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate as proof

Use your International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations when you want to travel overseas.

The International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate provides a secure record of vaccinations for people travelling internationally. It’s been developed to meet agreed international travel standards.

You can get your international certificate online when you’re getting ready to travel if both of these apply:

Remember to check the entry requirements on the website of the country you’re visiting when you’re planning your trip. You may need to be fully vaccinated to enter some countries.

Your vaccination provider needs to report your COVID-19 vaccinations to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) before you can get your international certificate.

How to get your international certificate

If you’re eligible for Medicare

If you have a current Australian passport, or foreign passport with an Australian visa, you can get an international certificate using either:

If you’re using your Medicare online account through myGov:

  1. Sign in to your myGov account.
  2. Select Go to Medicare on the Proof of COVID-19 vaccination quick link.
  3. Select Request a certificate.
  4. Select your name and then Next.
  5. Follow the steps to verify your vaccinations and passport details. You may need to update your middle name in the passport details screen to match what is on your passport.

Don’t forget to download or print a copy of your international certificate for your records.

Sign in to myGov

If you’re using the Express Plus Medicare mobile app:

  1. Select Proof of vaccinations from Services.
  2. Select Request a certificate.
  3. Select your name, and then Next.
  4. Follow the steps to verify your vaccinations and passport details. You may need to update your middle name in the passport details screen to match what is on your passport.

Don’t forget to save a copy of your international certificate. You can save it to your offline files in the app.

If you’re not eligible for Medicare or can’t go online

If you’re not eligible for Medicare or can’t go online, you can get your international certificate after you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccination and it’s been reported to the AIR.

Find out if you’re eligible to enrol in Medicare.

To request your international certificate you need to:

When you need help with your international certificate

If your name details don’t match

If your name details don’t match what’s on the passport details screen, you’ll need to contact the Australian Immunisation Register.

If your country code or batch number details need updating

When your vaccination provider reports your COVID-19 vaccinations to the AIR, they need to report a country code. If they don’t, you may not be able to get your international certificate.

Your vaccination provider also needs to record your vaccine batch number correctly, as you may need it to enter some countries.

If these details are incorrect, you need to ask your vaccination provider to update them on the AIR.

If your vaccination provider is adding COVID-19 vaccinations you’ve had overseas to the AIR, they also need to include a country code and batch number.

Page last updated: 24 November 2021