The UK government continues to discuss the use of Covid vaccination passports for international travel despite previously ruling them out.
It has been reported that some countries are planning to require proof of a Covid vaccination to allow entry when international travel resumes. Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the UK government is working closely with other governments around the world to see “how that vaccine certification can happen in a way that can be assured”.
The Health Secretary quoted:
“There are some countries around the world considering bringing in rules saying you can only travel if you've been vaccinated. These aren't in place yet but there are countries that are actively floating this idea and proposing it. And it that case it would be important for people from the UK to be able to show whether or not they've been vaccinated in order to travel."
It comes as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab also confirmed that vaccination passports are being discussed despite Vaccines Minister Nadhim Zahawi claiming the government had no plans introducing vaccination passports as they may be seen as discriminatory.