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COVID passports allowing Britons to travel abroad this summer are “to come”, the Greek government has said.

Many overseas vacation destinations 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 allow vacationers to meet this requirement.

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The Times reports Harry Theoharis, the Greek Minister of Tourism, saying his country is ready to welcome again British tourists who have been vaccinated twice and the handwritten NHS card – which shows the name of the person, the vaccine that has taken him been administered and the dates they were vaccinated. vaccinated – would be sufficient proof of inoculation.

However, a spokesperson for Mr Theoharis told Sky News that only official documentation would be acceptable – and that the Greek government understands that a UK health certificate will be available.

They said: “We only accept official documents issued by the relevant UK authorities which prove the details of the vaccination.

“If someone has documents that are not issued by anyone, we ask for a negative test.

“We understand that a health pass will be available soon.”

Tourism is a key industry for the Greek economy, and declining travel receipts, coupled with the impact of national lockdowns, have helped push the country into recession.

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