Britain to lead the way on vaccine passports at G7 summit

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Britain will lead the way on vaccine passports at the G7 summit as Boris Johnson is urged to establish a globally agreed way to control who gets pricked and tested to save time for airlines

  • Britain will use this week’s summit to develop a Covid certification itinerary
  • Boris Johnson insisted on setting up a globally agreed way to see if people jab . have had
  • Industry figures warned that future travel will be ‘paralyzed’ without a regulation
  • Proposals call for immediate coordination between countries on health certificates

Britain will seek to use this week’s summit to lead the way in developing a Covid certification itinerary, according to plans being considered by ministers.

Boris Johnson has been urged to establish a globally agreed way to recognize whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested so that airlines don’t have to spend time verifying their claims.

Industry figures warned last night that global travel will be “paralyzed” in the future without such a plan.

Britain will try to use this week's summit to lead the way in developing a Covid certification itinerary, according to plans being considered by ministers (stock image)

Britain will try to use this week’s summit to lead the way in developing a Covid certification itinerary, according to plans being considered by ministers (stock image)

Proposals under examination by the Cabinet Office and Department for Transport call for ‘immediate’ coordination between countries on health certificates and for the G7 to use ‘agree on a common approach to verifying and sharing Covid health certificates across borders’ .

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

Boris Johnson (pictured) has been urged to establish a globally agreed way to recognize whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested

Boris Johnson (pictured) has been urged to establish a globally agreed way to recognize whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested

“There doesn’t have to be one approach, but there should be recognized acceptable standards.”

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

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