Times learned about the plans of the British authorities to introduce “passports of the vaccinated” :: Society :: RBC

The authorities have begun work on a document for citizens planning international travel. If introduced, British tourists will be able to travel to other countries, in particular Greece, as early as May

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The UK authorities plan to introduce “vaccinated passports” so that citizens vaccinated against COVID-19 can travel abroad, reports The Times.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Health and Social Protection are developing a document that may become mandatory for travelers when entering a particular country. Sources in the tourism industry told the newspaper that British tourists in May may be allowed to enter Greece if they provide a certificate of vaccination.

The Times estimates that about 2 million Britons visit Greece every year, which brings in more than € 10 billion. In 2019, the tourism sector accounted for a fifth of Greece’s GDP.


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According to the newspaper, the Greek authorities believe that tourists who received both doses of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine or the drug from AstraZeneca, which are used in the vaccination campaign in the UK, will be able to visit the country. Citizens upon arrival in Greece will also need to provide a negative COVID-19 test taken before traveling.

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