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Vaccination forms 'for international travellers only'

Isle of Man residents planning to travel abroad can now request proof of vaccination status from Manx Care, said the Manx government.

The temporary fix has been put in place for two weeks and it is hoped it'll bridge the gap until island residents get access to the NHS COVID Pass.

That is the system currently being used by people in the UK to prove they've had both jabs in order to avoid some travel restrictions including testing and isolation.

But Health Minister, David Ashford is warning that said there's currently no internationally-agreed policy on travel and vaccinations, meaning rules are inconsistent and vary from country to country.

Vaccination letters for international travellers can be requested from Manx Care on 650800, Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1600 (BST).

If you're heading to the UK for a trip, you won't need vaccination proof, said the government. 

Anyone who urgently requires a letter for international travel in the next fortnight only is asked to contact Manx Care on 650800, Monday to Friday between 0900 and 1600 (BST).

There's more information about the UK NHS app on the Manx government website.

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