Vaccine passports for travel abroad will be available on the NHS app from next week

Holidaymakers will be capable of show they have been jabbed in opposition to Covid-19 as vaccine passports will be available on the NHS app from next week, it has been confirmed.

As the UK progressively comes out of lockdown, ideas are turning to holidays abroad as the overseas travel ban lifts from May 17.

Boris Johnson confirmed on Monday that step three of his roadmap out of lockdown would go forward which incorporates pints indoors and holidays in the solar.

Downing Street has since confirmed that you would be able to now show your Covid vaccination standing when travelling abroad to nations.

An announcement on the Government’s web site reads: “From 17 May, it’s possible you’ll be capable of show your Covid-19 vaccination standing as proof of your standing when travelling abroad.

“Demonstrating your Covid-19 vaccination standing means that you can show others that you have had a full course of the Covid-19 vaccine when travelling abroad to some nations or territories. A full course is at present two doses of any accepted vaccine.

“You can entry your Covid-19 vaccination standing by the free NHS App from 17 May. You can entry the app by cell gadgets resembling a smartphone or by pill.

“Proof of your Covid-19 vaccination standing will be proven inside the NHS App. We advocate that you just register with the app earlier than reserving worldwide travel.”

However, Downing Street mentioned that not many nations at present settle for proof of vaccination so most individuals will nonetheless must observe different guidelines when travelling abroad– like getting a adverse pre-departure check.

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If you do not have entry to a smartphone and know that the nation you might be travelling to requires Covid-19 vaccination standing, you may name the NHS helpline on 119 (from May 17) and ask for a letter to be posted to you.

This should be not less than 5 days after you have accomplished your course of the vaccine and it is anticipated that the letter will take 5 days to achieve you.

Countries will be positioned on inexperienced, amber or crimson lists that decide the degree of quarantine and PCR check necessities while you’re again in the UK.

The lockdown easing announcement got here on the identical day it emerged that no Covid deaths had been recorded in England throughout the previous 24 hours.

A profitable vaccine rollout, coupled with the ongoing lockdown, has helped maintain virus charges low that means extra restrictions will be eased.



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