With the reopening of the country, the ministers hope that the “covid-status certification” system will enable those who have been vaccinated and who have received a recent negative or positive test within the last six months to return to theaters, football matches, cinemas and other events .
Johnson said in a statement on Saturday: “In the past few months, our vaccine program has made great strides, and everyone in the country has made great sacrifices to get us into this from the recovery of covid-19. Phase one.” “We are doing our best to reopen our country so that people can return to events, travel and other things they love as safely as possible, and these reviews will play an important role in making this happen. .”
David described the passport as “illegal and unfeasible” in a tweet on Friday.
In a statement on Saturday, the government said: “It is working with clinical and ethics experts to ensure that people who are not advised to not be vaccinated receive appropriate exemptions and that it is difficult to repeat testing.”
A tourism minister said on Sunday that the certification is “one of the tools” the government is looking for to “help us restore what we love.”
Nigel Huddleston told ITN, an affiliate of CNN: “We are very conscious and well aware of the ethical considerations regarding vaccination certification.” “The main purpose of studying this option is Understand how it allows us to open up and return to what we want to do as soon as possible… Many companies tell me that openness is one thing, but what we really need is to be profitable as long as we can keep our distance from society Business, then this brings us a real challenge to become a viable company again.”
International travel from the UK is still banned until May 17, but after that, the government will implement a “traffic light” system. Passengers from “green” countries will not need to be quarantined, while passengers from “red” or “amber” countries will continue to be restricted by the current mandatory quarantine policy.
Robert Iddiols, Kelly Murray, Gregory Lemos and Alaa Elassar contributed to this report.