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Travel: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL2195, tabled on 20 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate international travel, based on secure records of COVID-19 vaccination history.

Answered on

5 August 2021

We are working with international partners to ensure a safe return to international travel, utilising mutual recognition and verification of COVID certification solutions. To facilitate international travel, we are supporting United Kingdom (UK) residents to demonstrate their vaccination status using the ‘NHS COVID PASS’ which can be used for their outbound travel. Since 19 July, passengers arriving from amber countries (except France) who have been fully vaccinated through the UK vaccination programme do not have to quarantine when entering England or take a polymerase chain reaction test on or after day 8 post arrival. From 2 August passengers who are fully vaccinated in many European countries with vaccines authorised by the European Medicines Agency or Swissmedic and can show an EU Digital COVID Certificate, or who have been fully vaccinated in the United States of America (US) with vaccines authorised by the Food and Drug Administration and can show a CDC card and proof of US residency, will be able to travel to England from amber list countries (except France) without having to quarantine or take a day 8 test on arrival.