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COVID-19: Coronavirus passports for travel abroad will be available “as soon as possible” | Political news

Prospects for Britons to book holidays abroad this summer have been boosted, with the government saying coronavirus passports will be available “as soon as possible”.

Many tourist hot spots will require visitors to have been vaccinated against COVID-19[female[feminine or provide proof of a recent negative test before entering the country.

Coronavirus passports, also known as health certificates, would enable vacationers to meet this requirement.

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‘We can think about booking a vacation’

As part of the government’s roadmap to ease restrictions, holidays abroad for people living in England could be allowed as early as May 17.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation said, “We are working on a solution to allow residents to prove their COVID-19 status, including their vaccine status, to other countries on the go.

“We are working on this as a priority and intend to prepare the solution as quickly as possible.”

It comes after the Daily Telegraph reported that a government official told travel industry executives that “we are aiming to give people the opportunity to prove their immunization status before international travel is restarted to anywhere. other countries require it “.

According to the newspaper report, COVID Passports would only be available to those traveling overseas initially, with a larger national schedule likely not to be ready next month.

Meanwhile, Spain’s Tourism Minister told Sky News the country was “desperate to welcome” the British to its shore this summer.

“I think we will be ready here in Spain,” said Fernando Valdes.

“We also think the UK vaccination program is going pretty well, so …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-22 12:09:00