Vaccine passports have been a hot topic around the world, flagged as a crucial way to reopen travel. Today, Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps has confirmed the UK is working on its own travel app.
Speaking on Sky News this morning the transport secretary explained it would work by using an already existing NHS app which Britons can currently use to book appointments with their doctor.
“In terms of vaccine certification I can confirm we are working on an NHS application,” said Mr Shapps. “The actual app will be the NHS app which is used for people when they book appointments with the NHS.
“It will show that you have had a vaccine or that you have had testing.”
The transport secretary added he is already in talks with nations around the world to ensure the apps are mutually “recognised”. “I am working internationally with partners across the world to make sure that system can be internationally recognised,” he explained.
“Actually I am chairing a meeting of the G7 Secretaries of State for transport, my equivalent for America and Canada and all of the other G7 countries on exactly that.”
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