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Travel: NHS Covid pass now valid across the EU

Headlines 13:15 30 Oct, 2021

UK holidaymakers will be able to travel across Europe more easily

Travel: NHS Covid pass now valid across the EU

HS Covid certificates will be valid for travel in the European Union from Friday.

UK holidaymakers will be able to travel across Europe more easily now that the Covid pass is formally recognised in the same way as the bloc’s Covid certificate.

Fully jabbed Britons will be able to prove their vaccination status with the pass instead of having to take regular Covid tests to visit bars, restaurants, museums and events in countries that have adopted vaccine passports.

EU citizens with their equivalent EU Digital Covid Certificate will also be able to travel more easily to their countries from Friday.

Armenia will be connected to the European system under the same conditions.

Fully vaccinated Britons aged 18 and over can get an NHS Covid Pass to use at venues and events, while those aged 16 and over are eligible for travel abroad.

The certificate enables travellers to prove that they have been fully vaccinated, recently tested negative or recovered from a coronavirus infection in the past six months.