COVID Certificate of Recovery: Get Your COVID-19 Recovery Certificate Within 15 Minutes

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As the world recovers from the COVID-19 Pandemic, there has been a need for an increased level of testing in order to ensure people can integrate back into normal life without having the risk of infection among others.

In this article, we will be discussing the covid certificate of recovery and everything you need to know about it.

At Official Rapid Tests, we make it simple for people to get connected with the testing services that they need. With more than 120 clinics represented on our government-approved database, we can match you up with a test site in just a few clicks. Keep reading to find out more about the new normal for COVID testing.

The Covid Certificate of Recovery

A COVID recovery certificate refers to evidence that you have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer infected with the virus.

If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, this means that you are infected with the virus. You should isolate for as long as possible, as you can pass on the virus to other people for up to 10 days from when your infection starts.

When you test negative, then you are no longer infected with the virus and you can leave isolation.

At Official Rapid Tests, you are able to acquire a covid recovery certificate if your test is negative. This will enable you to re-intergrate or attend events, work, or other countries that require a certificate of recovery.

We offer a COVID-19 Recovery Certificate for Travel which is approved for use for travelling abroad. It is a QR-coded certificate, which is signed and verified by our doctors, to confirm that you have recovered from COVID-19 and are no longer infectious.

Even though you may be COVID-negative, some countries will ask you to take a test on arrival as a precaution. For a full understanding of entry requirements which can change with no warning, please click here.

People of all ages can use the certificate to prove that they are medically cleared for international travel.

Now, let us explain how you can get a covid recovery certificate.

How to get a recovery certificate

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The process of getting your certificate is very easy and accessible.

  • Order the certificate online, which only takes 2 minutes.
  • There is no appointment necessary, so it is a fast and reliable service.
  • Then, upload your evidence by using a smartphone or computer to upload a photo of your test evidence. Results from a PCR or Antigen test are acceptable.
  • If we approve your application, you will receive your certificate in 15 minutes.

As we mentioned, you will need to take a test and upload the results in order to be eligible for the certificate. We at Official Rapid Tests also provide test kits, all you need to do is head to our website.

We are open 24/7, seven days a week for orders and results.

We offer the option for you to buy multiple COVID recovery certificates if need be. We are a suited testing provider for group travellers & families who are wanting to purchase more than one certificate.

Buy multiple certificates in one order to save time and guarantee your travel plans.

Below, we will be informing you on countries that still have travel restrictions.

Are other countries still restricted?

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Yes, there are still some restrictions in other countries.

The reasoning for the restrictions is the prerogative of that country’s leader, of course, the health and safety of their citizens is the driving factor. It also must be considered that economically the countries may not be able to recover if they have to go into another mass lockdown, so they want to prevent any outbreak on their own soil before inviting anybody from outside.

This is the list of countries not accepting unvaccinated travellers from the UK. This is as of November 2022, please bare in mind that this may change as restrictions begin to ease. As it stands, rejection of unvaccinated travellers is done in these countries:

  • USA
  • Angola
  • Papa New Guinea
  • Indonesia
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Liberia
  • Eswatini
  • Yemen
  • Pakistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • China
  • Azerbaijan
  • North Korea
  • East Timor
  • Equatorial Guinea

Here is a list of countries that will accept unvaccinated travellers on the condition that they have a negative COVID test on arrival and quarantine for a set amount of days. There may be additional stipulations such as wearing a mask, but this will vary from country to country.

  • Sierra Leone
  • Ukraine
  • Eritrea
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Central African Republic
  • South Sudan

And finally here is the list of countries not accepting anybody regardless of vaccination status.


Most fully vaccinated visitors from the United Kingdom will not be allowed to enter China for tourism purposes.

North Korea

North Korea was known to have banned foreign travel before COVID. Visits can be organised however this is organised through a stringent government-organised tour.

Be sure to check the foreign travel advice regularly before considering leaving the country, as rules and restrictions may come into effect with little notice. This is the best way to be prepared.


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Most visitors regardless of vaccination status are not allowed to enter these aforementioned countries. Exemptions to travel and entry restrictions may include citizens, permanent residents, other approved individuals with travel exemptions and more. Please check the official guidelines from the country for the full list of exceptions.

However as this past year has shown, travel bans can be lifted, the best way to stay aware is to check the government gateway’s advice on foreign travel, in which you can search the current requirements to enter any country.

As we continue we will be sharing two different kinds of tests we offer.

Two tried and true testing methods

The common types of tests are the PCR test and the Antigen test.

PCR stands for ‘Polymerase Chain Reaction’ which is a common technique used in laboratories for research and clinical purposes. PCR’s amplify or copy small segments of genetic material.

Using COVID-19 PCR kits as an example, they use a ‘primer’ which is a strand of DNA sequence that matches and amplifies a strand of the virus in question if detected, in this case, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

PCR tests can be performed at a clinic or home, either way, results are analysed in a lab so results do take at least a day to be confirmed to you.

If you require booking a PCR test for travel, we recommend you take a read of our blog which provides extra information when it comes to a ‘fit to fly PCR test’.

Antigen test kits differ from the PCR. As mentioned earlier, PCR test kits use a primer (a particular strand of DNA of the subject being looked for) to ascertain whether the testee is infected. Whereas Antigen test kits use lab-made antibodies to search for antigens from the COVID-19 Virus.

Because antigen testing kits can be done from home, results are made apparent in a much shorter frame of time, just 15 minutes. Antigen test kits have become a common method of testing due to this convenience.

(Not all rapid antigen tests are the same. E.g. some test kits come with the tube and liquid in separate parts. So, always read the instructions on the box or leaflet before you do the test.)

Do you need an antigen test kit? Our website provides these test kits for you. Want to know some more information about antigen test kits? Our blog contains all the relevant information that you need.

Get your recovery certificate today

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Official Rapid Tests is a trusted global supplier for Covid testing. We are the highest-rated UK Government listed provider on Trustindex.

All Official Rapid Tests are verified by the EU and the UK Government. We work with qualified front line doctors and tech experts to come up with the most convenient testing solutions for travel. We blend technology and medical expertise to offer the fastest and most convenient PCR testing service on the market.

If you are not sure which Covid test you may need, take our Quiz on our webpage here, and this will tell you which type of Covid test is suitable based on your travel requirements.

Within this article, we hope to have provided valuable information for your travelling and testing needs whilst sharing facts about the covid certificate of recovery.

Find out more about Official Rapid Tests by browsing our website here.

We have over 120 clinics nationwide where you can get a Covid test. Find your nearest test centre by clicking here.

We are open 24/7, seven days a week.

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