A National Health Service (NHS) app will serve as the first vaccine passport for international travel, requiring the British public to present their coronavirus status in order to leave the country, a government minister confirmed on Wednesday.
Transport Minister Grant Shapps said that he can “confirm” that the government is working on adding functionality to the NHS app used to book appointments. The app will contain health information about the user, including their vaccination status or if they have recently tested negative for the Chinese virus.
“I’m working internationally with partners across the world to make sure that system can be internationally recognised,” Shapps told Sky News.
The minister said that he will reveal “in the next couple of weeks” the countries which will be on the government’s so-called ‘green list’ — countries where Britons will be able to travel without being quarantined upon return.
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