Britain will lead the way on vaccine passports at the G7 summit

Britain will lead the way on vaccine passports at the G7 summit as Boris Johnson is urged to establish globally agreed way of checking who is jabbed and tested to save time for airlines

  • Britain will use this week’s summit to develop Covid certification travel scheme
  • Boris Johnson urged to set up a globally agreed way to see if people have had jab
  • Industry figures warned travel will be ‘paralysed’ in the future without a scheme
  • Proposals call for immediate alignment between countries on health certificates

Britain will seek to use this week’s summit to lead the way on developing a Covid certification travel scheme, under plans being considered by Ministers.

Boris Johnson has been urged to establish a globally agreed way of recognising whether passengers have been vaccinated and tested so that airlines do not have to spend time verifying their claims.

Industry figures last night warned global travel will be ‘paralysed’ in future without such a scheme in place. 

Britain will seek to use this week’s summit to lead the way on developing a Covid certification travel scheme, under plans being considered by Ministers (stock image)

Proposals 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 adds.

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

‘There does not need to be a single approach, but there need to be recognised acceptable standards.’

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

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