The NHS app will double as a covid passport with vaccinations already prepared and uploaded, it was revealed at the moment, as Portugal mentioned it will welcome vacationers from mid-Could and Spain from June. 

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1000’s have rushed to obtain the app this morning and have been shocked to find the small print of their jab – together with what number of they’ve had – is already on there, together with former footballer Stan Collymore.

He tweeted an image of his file within the ‘medicines and coverings’ part of the NHS app to his 895,000 followers, which led to a flurry of replies from others who had found the identical factor.

However the Division of Well being has denied claims it has secretly rolled out covid passports, insisting that every one vaccines are mechanically added to the app containing the person’s medical information.

The spokesman couldn’t affirm if that is how folks will current proof of being vaccinated airports, or how a destructive check might be uploaded to the app if it’s not carried out through the NHS.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps at the moment revealed the NHS app is being labored on to develop into a well being certificates for worldwide journey – however defined it will likely be housed on the app used to e-book appointments and repeat prescriptions, not the Covid-19 one presently used to examine into pubs, cafes and different venues.

His announcement led to a rush of individuals attempting to obtain the app, however folks utilizing smartphones such because the Apple iPhone 6, launched in 2014, declare they have been unable to make use of it. 

Stan Collymore is among those who discovered today their Covid jab is already on the NHS app as the Government revealed it would be used to house vaccine passports

Stan Collymore is amongst those that found at the moment their Covid jab is already on the NHS app because the Authorities revealed it will be used to deal with vaccine passports

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the NHS App will be used to house vaccine passports

Tourism minister Fernando Valdes Velest says Spain is 'desperate' to welcome Brits back from June and has said he is expecting the country to be on UK's green list on its traffic light system

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps mentioned the NHS App might be used to deal with vaccine passports as Spain’s tourism minister Fernando Valdes Velest says Spain is ‘determined’ to welcome Brits again from June and has mentioned he’s anticipating the nation to be on UK’s inexperienced record on its visitors gentle system

Spain's tourism minister has said it is looking forward to welcoming back British tourists in June with a Covid passport. Pictured: People sunbathe in Lloret De Mar in Costa Brava, Spain

Spain’s tourism minister has mentioned it’s wanting ahead to welcoming again British vacationers in June with a Covid passport. Pictured: Folks sunbathe in Lloret De Mar in Costa Brava, Spain

Home coronavirus statistics ‘look good’ sufficient to allow the resumption of international holidays from Could 17, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps additionally revealed.

Mr Shapps additionally mentioned the NHS app is being labored on to develop into a well being certificates for worldwide journey – however it’s the app used to e-book appointments, not the Covid-19 one presently used to examine into pubs, cafes and different venues. 

He advised Sky Information: ‘When it comes to vaccine certification, I can affirm we’re engaged on an NHS software, truly it will likely be the NHS app that’s used for folks after they e-book appointments with the NHS and so forth, to have the ability to present you have had a vaccine otherwise you’ve had testing.

Mr Shapps also said the NHS app is being worked on to become a health certificate for international travel - but it is the app used to book appointments, not the Covid-19 one currently used to check into pubs, cafes and other venues

Mr Shapps additionally mentioned the NHS app is being labored on to develop into a well being certificates for worldwide journey – however it’s the app used to e-book appointments, not the Covid-19 one presently used to examine into pubs, cafes and different venues

‘I am working internationally with companions the world over to be sure that system may be internationally recognised, as that is the way in which ahead.

‘Really, I am chairing a gathering of the G7 secretaries of state for transport, my equivalents from America and Canada and all of the G7 international locations, subsequent week on precisely this topic’. 

Abroad leisure journey may resume for folks in England on Could 17 below Boris Johnson’s street map for relieving restrictions.

Mr Shapps advised Sky Information: ‘I’ve to say that up to now the info does proceed to look good from a UK perspective, however these issues about the place folks is perhaps travelling to and ensuring we’re shielded from the illness being reimported.’

He added he’ll set out which international locations fall into the ‘inexperienced’, ‘amber’ and ‘crimson’ classes below the brand new risk-based visitors gentle system ‘in the direction of the start of Could’.

That may decide what testing and quarantine necessities travellers will face after they return from varied locations.

Revealing Spain was throwing open its seashores, tourism minister Fernando Valdes Verelst mentioned: ‘June would be the begin of the restoration of tourism in Spain. By then, we may have a digital vaccination certificates in place and we will reopen our borders.’

He mentioned Spain was pushing for the UK’s digital vaccine passport to be ‘mutually recognised’ and that he welcomed Boris Johnson’s plans to restart worldwide journey. 

Mr Verelst mentioned he anticipated Spain to be on the UK’s journey inexperienced record when worldwide journey resumes because of the nation’s profitable vaccine rollout which has seen 22 per cent of the inhabitants obtain a primary dose.

This could imply Britons returning to the UK from Spain wouldn’t must quarantine.

However Mr Shapps mentioned the general public must ‘wait and see’ about whether or not the UK will allow journey to Spain.

He advised Occasions Radio: ‘Spain particularly, I am afraid I simply do not have the reply to that as a result of the Joint Biosecurity Centre might want to provide you with their evaluation and we will not try this till a bit nearer the time.

‘So we might want to wait and see.’

Talking on the World Journey and Tourism Council in Mexico, he added: ‘Due to the progress in our vaccine rollout with 22 per cent of our inhabitants having had their first dose already, we anticipate by June to be on the inexperienced gentle.

‘We’re having shut conversations with UK authorities and we’re exchanging data on Spain’s digital system and the trial taking place at our airports in Could.’ 

Spain is the UK’s hottest abroad vacation spot with 18.1million folks visiting the nation from the UK in 2019.

The port metropolis of Malaga in Spain’s Costa del Sol was easyJet’s prime seaside vacation spot for British vacationers in 2019. 

The UK has earmarked Could 17 as being the earliest date when worldwide journey could be allowed for non-essential causes following a winter lockdown, with a ‘visitors gentle system’ primarily based on particular person international locations’ COVID danger ranges.

Spain is the UK’s most popular overseas destination with 18.1 million people heading to the country in 2019 with Malaga (pictured) being easyJet's most popular beach destination

Spain is the UK’s hottest abroad vacation spot with 18.1 million folks heading to the nation in 2019 with Malaga (pictured) being easyJet’s hottest seaside vacation spot

 

Shapps mentioned he would set out into which classes international locations could be positioned early subsequent month.

‘The info does proceed to look good from a UK perspective however these issues about the place folks is perhaps travelling to and ensuring that we’re shielded from the illness being re-imported,’ he mentioned.

Talks between the UK and the EU are set to renew in days in a bid to type out Covid passports for summer season holidays within the hope they may very well be in place by June, officers have urged.

Vaccinated Brits with Covid passports may vacation within the US, France, Italy and Germany by June 28, it was revealed, although Greece insists the handwritten paper NHS card handed out with a jab will suffice.

The EU is closing in on a take care of the US on Covid passports, with officers additionally saying they’re open to an identical coverage with the UK. 

In response, a UK authorities spokesman mentioned Britain was additionally able to open talks with the EU shortly.

The spokesman mentioned: ‘Guaranteeing free and open journey with our European companions is vitally vital which is why we might be participating the European fee on reopening journey routes from the UK shortly.’  

In the meantime, it was revealed UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will maintain talks with G7 counterparts on the Cornwall summit between June 11 and 13 with a view to securing a free journey settlement to standard locations.

Mr Shapps will argue that they need to agree worldwide requirements for vaccinated travellers heading to ‘inexperienced record’ nations who present digital proof of vaccination, a destructive check or proof of immunity at passport management.

There would even be talks on bilateral ‘journey corridors’ to the US, France, Italy, Germany and different nations for passengers with a covid passport, in keeping with the Every day Telegraph.

ITALY: UK pushing for Brits with Covid passports to be able to holiday freely by the end of June

ITALY: UK pushing for Brits with Covid passports to have the ability to vacation freely by the tip of June

GREECE: The islands including Rhodes (pictured) are ready to welcome tourists in mid-May and plan random testing at airports to deal with tourists

GREECE: The islands together with Rhodes (pictured) are able to welcome vacationers in mid-Could and plan random testing at airports to take care of vacationers

 

Boris Johnson (pictured yesterday) has vowed to push on with vaccine passports despite increasing warnings they could discriminate

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says his country will welcome vaccinated Britons without one

Boris Johnson (pictured yesterday) has vowed to push on with vaccine passports regardless of growing warnings they may discriminate however Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says his nation will welcome vaccinated Britons with out one

Greece insists the paper handwritten NHS card handed out with a jab will suffice as proof until the EU catches up

Greece insists the paper handwritten NHS card handed out with a jab will suffice as proof till the EU catches up

However Greece, which can open its borders on Could 15 – two days earlier than the UK permits holidays – is planning to go it alone, for now. 

Harry Theoharis, the Greek tourism minister, advised The Occasions their resorts might be open to any vaccinated Britons so long as they current their NHS vaccination card, signed by a nurse of physician after getting the jab.

He mentioned ‘Till the UK has a digital passport, we’ve seen the paper playing cards which can be supplied with the 2 vaccine appointment dates and we’re recognising them. They can be utilized on the bottom and on the borders.’ 

Turkey and Bulgaria elevate journey bans for Britons and ensure vacationers WON’T want a vaccine whereas bookings for villas in Greece and Portugal soar 

Turkey has introduced that British vacationers might be welcome within the nation this summer season with out having to point out a vaccination certificates.

Guests from the UK is not going to want to supply a Covid vaccine passport, however might want to present proof of a destructive PCR check.  

The nation additionally guarantees to offer testing for vacationers earlier than they return to the UK, with checks at resorts or airports costing round £25. Till now PCR checks for a household of 4 can price as a lot as £500.

Tui, the world’s largest tour operator, mentioned it had seen a surge in bookings to standard Turkish coastal resorts even earlier than at the moment’s announcement.  

Rental firm The Luxurious Journey Guide advised MailOnline it had seen a spike in bookings for luxurious villas in Greece, Portugal and Mallorca after the Greek Tourism Minister introduced the plan to welcome British vacationers from mid-Could. 

Persons are reserving up for month-long journeys and asking for WiFi and a desk and are taking the entire household in order that they will receives a commission to do business from home whereas on vacation.

The agency has additionally seen double the quantity of requests for Greek villas in comparison with earlier years, with demand for absolutely serviced villas with a chef, butler and housekeeper so vacationers can keep away from busy eating places. 

Fashionable islands Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu and Crete are already getting booked up, with most bookings from 2020 rolled over into this 12 months. 

Brits are additionally searching for properties on smaller islands together with Hydra, Paxos and Syros, that are off the overwhelmed observe and away from the crowds.

Mr Theoharis mentioned that testing would happen on arrivals, however solely at random, with a evaluation if constructive instances bounce upwards within the UK.

He added that when the EU units up a digital scheme then they are going to enroll, however they don’t seem to be prepared to attend.

The European Union will throw open its borders to America this summer season because it makes use of ‘the identical jabs’ because the bloc, its prime Eurocrat mentioned yesterday.

European Fee chief Ursula von der Leyen mentioned the EU was in superior talks with Washington about kick-starting holidays by utilizing ‘vaccine passports’ to re-open transatlantic routes.

However yesterday a Fee spokesman mentioned there have been ‘no such contacts but’ between the UK and EU over recognition of well being certificates for getting Britons again on European seashores.

In an interview with the New York Occasions Mrs von der Leyen mentioned: ‘The People, so far as I can see, use European Medicines Company-approved vaccines. This can allow free motion and the journey to the European Union.’

She added: ‘As a result of one factor is evident: All 27 member states will settle for, unconditionally, all those that vaccinated with vaccines which can be accepted by the EMA.’

Lavishing additional reward on the Biden administration she added that the US was ‘on observe’ and making ‘enormous progress’ with its marketing campaign to succeed in so-called herd immunity, or the vaccination of 70 p.c of adults, by mid-June.

America is presently rolling out the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccine jabs, that are additionally accepted to be used throughout the EU by the European Medicines Company.

Requested whether or not Mrs von der Leyen was in related talks with the UK, a Fee spokesman mentioned: ‘Up to now there are not any contacts to this finish with the UK.’

Nearly all of Britons need the UK’s international journey ban to final till subsequent 12 months – and most haven’t any intention of occurring vacation wherever this summer season, an unique ballot for MailOnline revealed at the moment, as Ministers rush by way of covid passports in time to start out international breaks on Could 17.

As Spain mentioned it was ‘determined’ for Brits to return this summer season, some 55 per cent again extending the Covid restrictions on non-essential journeys overseas into 2022 – whereas simply 21 per cent would oppose the concept.

In the meantime, 43 per cent say they don’t seem to be planning to go wherever in any respect on vacation this summer season, with solely 1 / 4 harbouring hopes of a break overseas.

The findings, in an unique ballot for MailOnline by Redfield & Wilton Methods, underline the extent of nervousness among the many inhabitants after a 12 months of brutal lockdowns.

It comes as ministers attempt to rush by way of ‘Covid passports’ in time for the scheduled easing of the non-essential journey ban on Could 17 – however will solely reveal the UK’s ‘inexperienced record’ of nations on Could 7 – as Spain talked up a quarantine-free journey hall.

Vaccine passports could create a 'two-tier society', but many voters back them for travel

Vaccine passports may create a ‘two-tier society’, however many citizens again them for journey

Millions could go to pubs with no social distancing under plans to let drinkers use mobile phones to prove they are free of Covid. This graphic shows how the app would have worked

Tens of millions may go to pubs with no social distancing below plans to let drinkers use cellphones to show they’re freed from Covid. This graphic exhibits how the app would have labored 

Greece says it is able to welcome vaccinated British vacationers instantly when its resorts open up on Could 15, whereas Spain and Portugal say they are going to throw open their borders from June together with a lot of the EU.

Spanish Tourism Secretary, Fernando Valdés, mentioned he desires UK holidaymakers to ‘restart holidays’ in six weeks, including: ‘We’re determined to welcome you this summer season. 

‘We have been having fixed conversations with UK authorities’. Mr Valdes mentioned a journey hall between the 2 international locations, permitting quarantine-free breaks, is firmly on the desk however solely with covid passports ‘easing’ the return of ‘secure’ journey.

The European Union’s ban on guests in 2021 will not be anticipated to use to the UK due to its world-leading jab programme that has seen greater than 33million get one dose and 10million of these obtain each doses already.

‘Longest summer season ever’ as Britons plan to take holidays all through autumn to beat world Covid crackdowns

Britons are getting ready for the ‘longest summer season ever’ as lockdown-weary holidaymakers rush to go overseas as late as November to beat world Covid crackdowns.

Autumn bookings for worldwide journeys have seen an 80 per cent surge in curiosity in comparison with 2019 – as tour operators, resorts and airways all report elevated queries about later holidays.

It comes amid warnings that summer season journeys may very well be below menace if the International Workplace advises in opposition to journey to inexperienced record international locations.

The Authorities is getting ready to elevate the ban on worldwide journey on Could 17 and is finalising plans for a ‘visitors gentle’ system to find out which international locations might be authorised locations.

Nevertheless, consultants have warned of confusion as a result of the International Workplace is anticipated to publish its personal recommendation which may differ from the colour-coded scheme.

 

A Authorities supply advised MailOnline that the Covid passport scheme could be in place subsequent month to assist individuals who need to journey to international locations which can be requiring proof of vaccination – however the supply insisted that the important thing issue for Britons would be the guidelines on quarantine when returning to the UK.

‘You have obtained international locations saying we are going to welcome you. But it surely relies upon what the precautions on return are. We may have that inexperienced, amber, crimson system. It’s about what you face while you come again to the UK…. Are you able to isolate for 10 days?’, the insider mentioned.

They usually urged that holidaymakers is not going to know what international locations fall into what ‘visitors gentle’ class till round every week earlier than Could 17, most likely Could 7. The factors for assessing international locations are set to incorporate whether or not there are variants of concern, how good their genomic scanning system is, vaccination ranges, and general an infection ranges.

‘That may all develop into clear a lot nearer the time,’ one supply mentioned. ‘India has simply gone off… You are going to e-book a vacation in Spain in June? Properly, good luck, however simply ensure you are insured.’

Britons are getting ready for the ‘longest summer season ever’ as lockdown-weary holidaymakers rush to go overseas as late as November to beat world Covid crackdowns.

Autumn bookings for worldwide journeys have seen an 80 per cent surge in curiosity in comparison with 2019 – as tour operators, resorts and airways all report elevated queries about later holidays.

It comes amid warnings that summer season journeys may very well be below menace if the International Workplace advises in opposition to journey to inexperienced record international locations.

The Authorities is getting ready to elevate the ban on worldwide journey on Could 17 and is finalising plans for a ‘visitors gentle’ system to find out which international locations might be authorised locations.

Nevertheless, consultants have warned of confusion as a result of the International Workplace is anticipated to publish its personal recommendation which may differ from the colour-coded scheme.

This implies if the FO advises in opposition to journey to a sure nation – even whether it is permitted by the visitors gentle system – holidaymakers may see their plans disrupted.

Most vacation corporations is not going to function providers in international locations the International Workplace has suggested in opposition to visiting.

In the meantime, going to a rustic in opposition to authorities tips will invalidate journey insurance coverage.

Britons eager to keep away from potential vacation points – and people involved a couple of much-slower vaccine rollout in a number of European nations – are going overseas a lot later within the 12 months.

On-line flight reserving web site Skyscanner advised The Occasions that extra sunseekers are holidays in September, October and November now than they have been in 2019.

Some 43 per cent of all bookings at Co-op Journey fell into the late-summer class.

It was earlier revealed that even locations on the inexperienced or amber record – the place journey is permitted – may very well be off-limits if the International Workplace advises in opposition to travelling to them.

Their recommendation is predicated on elements resembling the chance of people getting caught by Covid restrictions or the capability and high quality of the nation’s well being providers.



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