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'Vaccine passport' update: government minister rules them out in UK

A deal from , 8. Feb. 2021 5:02 pm

The government is not planning on issuing 'vaccine passports' to allow people who have had the jab to travel abroad, according to a BBC report.

However, vaccine Minister Nadhim Zahawi told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show that people could get evidence from their GP if needed for entry to another country that requires proof of inoculation.

Speaking on the show, Mr Zahawi insisted that 'vaccine passports' were not being planned.

He said there were lots of reasons why vaccine passports wouldn't be introduced, the main one being vaccinations are not mandatory in the UK.

"That's not how we do things. We do them by consent," he said.

Mr Zahawi said vaccine passports would be "discriminatory" and didn't show a clear link to lowering the transmission of Covid-19.

He said people could ask their doctor if they needed evidence to travel.

"Of course you have the evidence that you have been vaccinated held by your GP and if other countries require you to show proof of that evidence then that is up to those countries," he said.

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'Vaccine passport' update: government minister rules them out in UK