The Ministry of Health says at present, it is issuing COVID-19 Smart Vaccine Certificates only to individuals who are hoping to travel overseas.
Speaking to media at the Health Promotion Bureau, Health Education & Publicity Consultant at the Bureau Dr. Palitha Karunapema said the Ministry has taken measures to issue the digital vaccination certificate via email, within five to seven days of applying.
The Covid-19 Smart Vaccine Certificate Portal was launched yesterday, for persons who have plans to travel overseas.
The public can visit the online portal found on the Ministry website at www.health.gov.lk to obtain a soft copy of the vaccine certificate.
Dr. Palitha Karunapema commented that one needs to enter the requested details such as the national identity number, passport number, vaccination card details, proof of travel, and requested personal data.
He stressed on the importance of entering accurate data on the application, which the Ministry staff will be verifying before providing a vaccine certificate.
Upon successfully entering the requested data and subsequent approval, the user will be given a link to generate a soft copy of the vaccine certificate.