Yes. The Government have decided that there should be no charges for coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, treatment and vaccination.

Overseas visitors to England, including anyone living in the UK without permission, will not be charged for:

  • Testing for COVID-19 (even if the test shows they do not have COVID-19)
  • Treatment for COVID-19, including for a related problem called multisystem inflammatory syndrome that affects some children
  • Vaccination against COVID-19

No immigration checks are needed for overseas visitors if they are only tested, treated or vaccinated for COVID-19.

Individuals do not require an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and should not be denied vaccination on this basis. Individuals who do not have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP are still entitled to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

While registration with a GP is encouraged to access the vaccine, individuals can request to book COVID-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local outreach services are available in some areas to provide COVID-19 vaccination to those who are eligible but have difficulties accessing vaccination.


The following page provides information and support which refugees and asylum seekers are entitled to during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support available 

You can also visit this page for leaflet resources available in different languages.

Doctors of the World have a list of translated resources available to refugees living in the UK.


There is fully supported Coronavirus advice, provided by Doctors of the World, which is available for migrants living in the UK.

Translated health resources 

Essential information on the virus and self-care

Videos with key Covid-19 information for migrants in the UK