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Proof of COVID Recovery for travel to Australia, The Montague Clinic

February 18, 2022

Covid Recovery Certificate for Australia

How To Get a Covid Recovery Certificate for Australia

The Australian Government recently announced that Oz was open for visitors! Until now only those lucky enough to have Ozzy citizenship have been able to visit. The long voyage to this vast beautiful country has become even harder in recent years. Firstly there’s the one hundred hour flight time … or at least that’s what it feels like … but secondly Australia has had some of the strictest Covid-19 rules on earth. Credit where credit is due, the Ozzy Government has provided some of the most unambiguous and clear regulations on Covid-19 restrictions throughout the pandemic, and the same is true regarding their Covid-19 Certificate of Recovery from Covid-19.

Australia’s Certificate of Recovery

In January 2022, The Montague Clinic launched its Covid Recovery Certificate service. In designing this service we carefully studied the Australian Government’s rules to ensure that we conform. The purpose of the certificate is simple. Following a Covid-19 infection, all types of Covid-19 tests can remain positive for months, even after you’re no longer infectious. Possession of the certificate therefore offers passengers the benefits of travelling to Australia without having to take the otherwise obligatory pre-departure PCR test, which for such passengers might throw up a false positive result.

To travel to Australia, Certificates of Recovery must contain specific information about your recent Covid-19 infection. Firstly, your Covid test must be a PCR or rapid antigen test in accordance with Australian national guidance. Secondly the test needs to have been taken within a specific time frame. Presently, Australia requires the test to be taken at least 8 days prior to the date of issue of your Certificate of Recovery.

How To Apply

At The Montague Clinic, if you have the formal report of an accepted Covid-19 test then you may apply for a Certificate of Recovery. The application process involves an online medical assessment, which includes questions regarding your Covid-19 infection (e.g. symptoms you had and how severe they were), plus details about your positive Covid test. We also check your ID and your positive Covid test report. Once you’ve applied, our doctors can then review your details, and authorise the Proof of Recovery document. The document must be signed by a fully licensed medical practitioner, but don’t worry, all of our doctors are fully licenced General Practitioners, and fully registered with the GMC.

Turnaround Time

Our official turnaround time is 24 hours, but we normally do it much faster … usually in about 2 hours. Your digital certificate will be sent to your email address in PDF format, and we do recommend that you carry it together with a copy of your Covid-19 test report.

Final Tips

It is really important that you check the latest regulations of the Australian Government before you apply (Click Here), as they are subject to change. We try our best at The Montague Clinic to keep on top of these changes, but if you notice a change to the rules before we do then please let us know – our lightning quick clinical team can make any appropriate changes swiftly.

Have Any Questions?

If you have any questions about our Proof of Recovery from Covid-19 service then please do not hesitate to contact us. The Montague Clinic’s customer service team is available 7 days a week to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you able to issue proof of COVID recovery documentation to non-UK citizens?2022-06-04T19:29:31+01:00

Yes. We issue Covid Recovery Certificates to individuals of any nationality.

What is your refund policy?2022-06-11T13:20:46+01:00

If for any reason we are unable to validate your submission details and therefore unable to issue you a recovery certificate, then we will be happy to offer you a full refund.

Please note that we do not offer any refunds once your certificate has been approved.

What type of Covid-19 test do you accept as evidence of my recent infection?2022-04-29T15:56:09+01:00

Most countries now accept both a PCR test or a Rapid Antigen test as evidence of your recent Covid-19 infection, including the USA and Australia.

The Montague Clinic is happy to issue a Covid recovery certificate, with either type of test, so long as you have an official test report or NHS email containing your name, date of birth and type of test. Please note that we do not accept a photograph of a positive lateral flow testing device as evidence of infection.

Before booking, please review the latest regulations of your destination country prior to booking, to see which type of Covid test is accepted.

 

Does your Covid Recovery Certificate have a QR code?2022-06-07T14:18:07+01:00

All our certificate contain our clinic’s QR code, linking to important information from your Covid Recovery Certificate.

Your QR code links to important information from your certificate:

  • Name of our Clinic
  • Your personal details
  • Certificate unique Document ID
  • Date of issue of the certificate
  • Date of your positive Covid test
  • Type of your positive Covid test
  • Confirmation that your information has been validated by doctors at The Montague Clinic

Please note this is not an EU Covid Pass QR code and is not readable by EU Digital Covid Pass Readers.

What is included in the Covid Recovery Certificate offered by the Montague Clinic?2022-02-20T19:07:34+00:00

The Montague Clinic’s Covid Recovery Certificate includes the following:

  • The Montague Clinic’s letterhead & contact details
  • A unique document ID number
  • The date of your assessment & the your certificate issued
  • Your name, date of birth & address
  • The date and type of your positive Covid-19 test
  • A statement declaring the number of days it has been since your positive Covid test
  • A statement to the effect that you have been free of Covid-19 symptoms for the past 72 hours
  • A statement to the effect that you have had Covid‑19 but are now recovered and not considered to be infectious
  • The signature of the doctor authorising your certificate (all our doctors are licensed medical practitioners and are fully registered with the GMC)
  • Our clinic’s QR code, containing important information from your Covid Recovery Certificate. Please note this is not an EU Covid Pass QR code and is not readable by EU Digital Covid Pass Readers.
Can I use the certificate for more than one journey?2022-02-20T11:40:16+00:00

Yes. The certificate is valid for as long as the rule of your destination country. For instance, currently the USA stipulates that your positive Covid-19 test must be more than 5 days but no longer than 90 days ago. If the dates of your test, as written on your certificate, fit this requirement then you’re good to go.

Is it only valid for Australia?2022-02-18T01:56:14+00:00

Your Covid Recovery Certificate is in fact usable for travel to any country which has the same or similar regulations to the Australia. Before using your certificate to travel to another country, then we recommend you first check the following regulations of your destination country:

  • What type of test does your destination country accept (i.e. PCR or lateral flow or other).
  • Within which timeframe are you required to have had a positive Covid-19 test.
How do I get a verified certificate & how long does it take?2022-03-18T09:31:37+00:00

Once you have completed and submitted your application, a member of our medical team will review your submission details and assuming everything is OK, will approve your application and authorise your certificate. 

You should receive your certificate by email within a few hours. It normally takes about 2 hours. 

What documents do I need to apply for a Proof of Recovery Certificate2022-02-19T23:05:02+00:00

To validate your application we require a copy of the ID page in your passport, and your positive Covid-19 test report. We accept both a PCR test and a lateral flow test report. Your test report need to have the following information clearly visible:

  • Passenger full name
  • Passenger date of birth
  • Type of test (PCR or lateral flow)
  • Date the sample was taken
  • Positive result
  • Name of laboratory (not required for NHS tests)
How do I get a Covid Recovery Certificate to travel to Australia?2022-02-18T01:53:13+00:00

Simply apply only via our website on this page: 

https://montagueclinic.com/proof-covid-recovery-document-certificate/

You will need to upload a picture of the ID page of your passport and a copy of your positive Covid-19 test report. It’s a really quick form that takes only 5 minutes to complete.

We now accept a lateral flow test for a Document of Recovery from Covid-19 for the USA2022-04-01T01:46:24+01:00

Document of Recovery from Covid-19 for the USA

In accordance with the CDC latest regulations, we now accept a positive lateral flow test (aka rapid antigen test) as evidence of your recent Covid-19 infection, in order to authorise a Document of Recovery from Covid-19 for the USA (aka Covid Recovery Certificate or Proof of Recovery from Covid-19).

Your test must have been taken at least 6 days ago (11 days if you were hospitalised due to Covid-19) in order to be valid.

CLICK HERE to read the CDC’s latest guidance on testing.

For a lateral flow (aka rapid antigen) test, you must upload a formal report of your positive lateral flow test that clears shows your name, date of birth, and the test result.

If you are using a NHS report then a screenshot or copy of your email/text message notification from the NHS will do. If you are uploading a result from a private testing company, you result must also display the name of the testing company or clinic.

To order your certificate CLICK HERE

 

We now accept a lateral flow test for a Covid Recovery Certificate for Australia2022-02-22T12:15:55+00:00

Covid Recovery Certificate for Australia

In accordance with the Australian Governments regulations, we now accept a positive lateral flow test (aka rapid antigen test) as evidence of your recent Covid-19 infection, in order to authorise a Covid Recovery Certificate for Australia (aka Proof of Recovery from Covid-19 or Document of Recovery from Covid-19).

You test must have been taken at least 8 days ago to be valid for this service.

CLICK HERE to see the Australian Government’s the latest regulations.

For a lateral flow (aka rapid antigen) test, you must upload a formal report of your positive lateral flow test that clears shows your name, date of birth, and the test result.

If you are using a NHS report then a screenshot or copy of your email/text message notification from the NHS will do. If you are uploading a result from a private testing company, you result must also display the name of the testing company or clinic.

To order your certificate CLICK HERE

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