Boris Hopes U.K. Will Lead the Way on International Vaccine Passport Scheme

Boris Johnson intends to use the G7 summit in Cornwall to “lead the way” on developing an international vaccine passport – much to the delight of former Prime Minister Tony Blair. The Mail on Sunday has the story.

Boris Johnson has been urged to establish a globally agreed way of recognising whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested so that airlines do not have to spend time verifying their claims…

Proposals being examined by the Cabinet Office and Department for Transport call for “immediate” alignment between countries on health certificates and for the G7 to be used to “agree a common approach to verifying and sharing Covid Health Certificates across borders”.

A globally accepted system needs to be developed to “verify that people have accurate tests or genuine vaccines”, the document seen by the Mail on Sunday adds.

“There does not need to be a single approach, but there need to be recognised acceptable standards.”

It comes as a report by the Tony Blair Institute today calls for people’s vaccine status to be taken into account for testing and quarantine requirements when they travel. 

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