COVID-19: Boris Johnson rules out ‘vaccine passports’ for trips to pub | UK News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated he has no plans to introduce so-called vaccine passports for actions like going to the pub.

Well being and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock informed Sky News the UK authorities was working with different international locations to examine whether or not coronavirus immunity passports could also be obligatory sooner or later.

And talking in London afterward Monday, Mr Johnson stated he felt it might change into “inevitable” for such schemes to allow overseas journey to open up. However, he stated he had no plans to introduce them for home actions.

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He added: “I feel inevitably there will probably be nice curiosity in concepts like are you able to present that you simply had a vaccination towards COVID in the way in which that you simply generally have to present you have got had a vaccination towards yellow fever or different illnesses so as to journey someplace.

“I feel that’s going to be very a lot within the combine down the highway, I feel that’s going to occur.

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Boris Johnson pictured as we speak in south London

“What I do not assume we can have on this nation is – because it have been – vaccination passports to permit you to go to, say, the pub or one thing like that.”

The prime minister additionally stated he anticipated there to be a rise in “fast testing” as extra of the inhabitants is vaccinated.

Mr Johnson stated: “Wanting on the future, what we hope to have is such a excessive proportion of the inhabitants vaccinated that whenever you couple that with fast testing – lateral stream testing – you actually begin to get the sort of solutions that you simply’re speaking about.

“So I feel it is within the context of …having vaccinated plenty of the inhabitants, as we’re already doing – and we’ll do much more of within the subsequent few months – that the fast take a look at method will begin, I feel, to come into its personal.”