An agreement has been signed between Greece, Cyprus and Israel allowing citizens with Covid-19 vaccination certificates to travel between the three countries freely.
The move has been hailed as a possible first step towards normalising tourism during the next phase of the pandemic.
Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said: “I expect what we will be doing with Israel to be a trial run of what we can do with other countries”. Mitsotakis first pressed the case for vaccine passports with other EU members last month.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, who has been opposed to the idea of vaccine certifications within the UK, has conceded that “some countries are clearly going to be wanting to insist that people coming to their country have evidence of a vaccination”.
“Internationally, if other countries will require vaccination certificates, then I think it is right that we facilitate it,” he said.
The scheme agreed between the three countries does not apply to UK citizens.