The World Health Organisation (WHO) special envoy for the global Covid-19 response has said he expects “some sort” of vaccine passport will be introduced in the future.
Dr David Nabarro said: “I am absolutely certain in the next few months we will get a lot of movement and what are the conditions around which people are easily able to move from place to place… so some sort of vaccine certificate no doubt will be important.”
He added that countries would only be able to form “bubbles” for travel purposes if they both had the same standards of coronavirus restrictions and similar levels of vaccination uptake.
“That’s going to be with us for the foreseeable future because even when much higher proportions of the population are vaccinated, there are still going to be these worrying moments when perhaps a version of the virus appears that can break through the defences provided by the vaccine.”
He said the British situation was “looking really good” but warned there was still a lot of work to be done to work out how lockdown could be lifted safely.