Trials of coronavirus vaccine passports could start in the UK as soon as next month, it has been revealed.
Trials are expected to begin after the NHS Covid-19 app has been updated, which will let people prove they have been vaccinated – which could be in weeks.
It is thought the prime minister will give the plans the go-ahead on Monday, when he is expected to report the interim results of a study from Michael Gove.
It comes as Mr Johnson said yesterday on a trip to Middlesbrough that such passports are likely to be mandatory for people travelling abroad.
‘On the issue of vaccine certification, there’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports,’ he said.
‘You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in those and there’s a logic to that.’
He then suggested they could have a domestic role – saying the Government needs to provide ‘maximum confidence’ to companies and customers in the UK.
Mr Johnson said: ‘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. Read Full Article >