COVID passports allowing Britons to travel abroad this summer are “forthcoming”, the Greek government has said.
Many foreign holiday destinations will require visitors to have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a recent negative test before entering the country.
Coronavirus passports, also known as health certificates, would allow holidaymakers to meet this requirement.
The Times reports Harry Theoharis, the Greek tourism minister, saying that his country is ready to welcome back British tourists who have been twice vaccinated and the handwritten NHS card – which shows the person’s name, the vaccine they have been given and the dates they were vaccinated – would be sufficient proof of inoculation.
However, a spokesperson for Mr Theoharis has told Sky News only official documentation would be acceptable – and that the Greek government’s understanding is that a UK health certificate will become available.
They said: “We accept only official documents issued by the competent British authorities that…