Latest Ryanair, Jet2, TUI, easyJet and BA: Third Covid Vaccine Doses Added to NHS App
Holidaymakers received a boost after the Department of Health and Welfare confirmed tThird doses of the coronavirus vaccine will be added to the NHS app.
This means that millions of people who have already received the extra dose in recent months can now prove their vaccination status when traveling abroad.
Passengers on board Ryanair, Jet2, RUI, easyJet, BA and other airlines can use this feature when traveling to countries like Israel, Croatia and Austria, where there is a time limit for a vaccine to be valid to avoid quarantine.
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It will come into effect on the NHS Covid Pass app from noon on Friday November 19 and Sajid Javid said the move was aimed at making it easier to travel abroad.
The Health Secretary said: “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to show their immunization status if they are traveling abroad.
“This update to the NHS Covid Pass means people can have their full medical photo handy if they are going on vacation or seeing loved ones abroad.
“Getting a complementary jab is our best defense against this virus and I urge anyone who is eligible to come forward and get a boost. “
More than 13 million booster and third-dose vaccines have been delivered across the UK so far, and the program has been extended to people aged 40 to 49 this week.
Vaccines Minister Maggie Throup said people can make an appointment up to a month before they are eligible for the booster.
She said: ‘Getting a booster is the best way to protect yourself before winter and it’s great that those who have come forward can now demonstrate their vaccination status through the NHS Covid Pass if they are traveling abroad. .
“It has also never been easier to reserve your booster, with drop-in sites open across the country and appointments available to pre-book a month before being eligible for your top-up.”
Paul Charles, managing director of travel consultancy The PC Agency, welcomed the latest development of the app, but said the government also needs to update it “urgently” so that teens can also show their vaccination status.
He told the PA News Agency: “Adding booster certification to the app is a big step forward today.
“It gives a boost of confidence to those who postponed their reservations for the Christmas period and now means they can travel with their immunization status up to date.
“But this is not the end of the story, we need to see the government urgently update the app for 12 to 17 year olds.
“Those who are fully up to date with the available vaccines, and that includes teens who have been vaccinated because that’s all they’re allowed, should have the gift of being able to travel worry-free. “
Thomas Cook also welcomed the news.
A spokesperson for the travel agent said: “It is great news that the government is allowing the display of the latest vaccination status in the app to allow people to demonstrate their status.”
Booster doses will not be added to the domestic Covid Pass as this is currently not a requirement for travel to the UK.
It will also not be necessary to show proof of a recall to travel to England.
Nearly 20 million people have accessed the Covid Pass through the NHS app since its launch on May 17, DHSC said.
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