U.K Prime Minister says vaccine passports will become part of international travel

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Passengers wearing protective suits prepare for their flight. But air travel could be transformed with the use of a COVID-19 vaccine passport. /AP/Aaron Favila
Passengers wearing protective suits prepare for their flight. But air travel could be transformed with the use of a COVID-19 vaccine passport. /AP/Aaron Favila

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said COVID-19 vaccine passports will “definitely” have a role to play in international travel.

He noted that other countries had already expressed interest in such travel certificates, adding that “there’s a logic to that.”

“On the issue of vaccine certification, there’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports,” he said.

The Prime Minister also acknowledged that certificates showing whether someone has had a vaccine, has immunity from previously having had coronavirus, or has tested negative – “will be useful” within the UK.

“I think when it comes to trying to make sure that we give maximum confidence to business and to customers here in the UK, there are three things – there’s your immunity, whether you have had it before, so you have got natural antibodies, whether you have been vaccinated, and then of course whether you have had a test,” Sky Sports quotes Johnson.

“Those three things working together will be useful for us as we go forward.”

(With input from agencies)

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