UK Prime Minister Confirms Reopening and Begins Vaccine Passport Testing
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is leading the United Kingdom out of a lockdown that has been in place since the start of the new year. Johnson said that many businesses will be able to reopen and as they do so, his administration will be researching vaccine passports.
Johnson said these passports will “never” be required for essential businesses or within public transportation.
He did say that “COVID safe certifications” will be used as a trial at many events over the next month. This could mean proof of vaccination, antibodies or requiring a negative COVID-19 test to participate.
The Prime Minister also confirmed that the passport system may be used for travel, specifically in and out of the county.
“There’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports,” Johnson said.
“You can see that already other countries, the aviation industry are interested in those and there’s a logic to that.”
The U.K. may also extend their travel restrictions through the middle of May due to increased case numbers that other European countries are seeing.