The NHS isn’t asking for payment for Covid-19 vaccination passes
The emails, which carry the NHS logo, say that the recipient can apply for a Coronavirus Digital Passport, which “will allow you to travel safely and freely around the world without having to self-isolate”, by clicking a button that says ‘Get Digital Passport’.
This button then takes the user to a fake NHS website, which asks for payment details.
This is a scam. You will not be asked to pay to prove your vaccination status by the NHS.
This pass is available to anyone aged 16 or over who has had both doses of an approved vaccine in England, and is free. The pass can be accessed through the NHS app (which is separate from the NHS Covid-19 App) or NHS website, or can be requested as a letter.
Despite the claim in the scam email that a digital passport means you will not have to self-isolate when travelling, the government website says that it is likely that, in addition to having an NHS Covid Pass, you may still have to take Covid-19 tests or isolate on arrival.
This article is part of our work fact checking potentially false pictures, videos and stories on Facebook. You can read more about this—and find out how to report Facebook content—here. For the purposes of that scheme, we’ve rated this claim as missing context because this is a scam and you do not have to pay for an NHS Covid Pass.