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Help - paper covid certificate?!

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lionobserving · 14/09/2021 16:39

Has anyone travelled abroad using the paper copy of the covid passport?

Due to a mid-lockdown move between England and Wales, I'm unable to access the digital covid pass. I go to Greece at the weekend and I've received a paper copy of my vaccine certificate with a barcode (not a qr code) at the top.

I've had a last minute panic that this won't be accepted and I have images of being escorted from the airport and sent back to London!! I've read that they need to scan a qr code in Greece. My letter only has a barcode at the top - help!!

Someone put my mind at ease please. Nothing much online 🙈🙈🙈

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IsThisNameTaken · 14/09/2021 16:41

The QR code that they scan is on the PLF document, not your covid certificate. We had paper covid certificates, but no-one asked to see them - only the PLF.

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lionobserving · 14/09/2021 16:44

@IsThisNameTaken

The QR code that they scan is on the PLF document, not your covid certificate. We had paper covid certificates, but no-one asked to see them - only the PLF.

Ah ideal - thank you! That is strange as the PLF only let me input vaccination status for the lead passenger. So they just don't ask / care about the vaccination status of the second traveller?! So odd!
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Batshittery · 14/09/2021 16:46

My DH has recently returned from Spain. He used the paper Covid confirmation form and said it was much easier. People were struggling with the app and it was causing delays.

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Coogee · 14/09/2021 20:28

Yes. No problems at all.

In fact, people with paper documents were processed significantly faster than people using phones.

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