Britain To Lead The Way On Global Vaccination Passports At The G7 Summit.
Britain will lead the way on vaccine passports at the G7 summit as Boris Johnson is urged to establish a globally agreed way of checking who has been fully vaccinated and tested to save time for airlines.
“We need to have agreements on issues such as vaccine passports, COVID status certification and the rest,” Boris Johnson told CBC News in an interview on Sunday, June 6. The PM added, “There doesn’t have to be one approach, but there should be recognized acceptable standards.”
It comes as a report from former Prime Minister Tony Blair Institute today calls for people’s vaccine status to be taken into account in testing and quarantine requirements when they travel.
Not all the G7 leaders agree on how quickly to begin travel between their countries, although leaders in France and Italy have expressed excitement at allowing foreign travellers, including Americans, to soon cross their borders in a bid to claw back millions in lost tourism revenue.
Industry figures have consistently warned that global travel will be ‘paralysed’ in future if such a scheme is not put in place. Proposals currently being examined by the Cabinet Office and Department for Transport call for ‘immediate’ alignment between countries on health certificates and for the G7 to be used to ‘agree a common approach to verifying and sharing Covid Health Certificates across borders’.
A globally accepted system needs to be developed to ‘verify that people have accurate tests or genuine vaccines,’ the document seen by The Mail on Sunday added.
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