Team considering Covid passports visits Israel to see them in action

The UK is seriously considering introducing Covid Passports that could allow foreign travel – or even access to domestic venues.

Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove and England Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Van-Tam are in Israel to investigate the country’s vaccination record system.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said, “You are seeing firsthand the work on certification Israel has put in place there as we continue work on certification as an option here.”

The visit was “a purely Covid-related trip,” said the spokesman.

A Covid Pass could prove that someone received both doses of a vaccine and show whether they were previously infected and therefore have antibodies.

It could also show if someone had a negative type of coronavirus.

Some countries require proof of this before international travel can resume.

There was also some debate about whether the passport – which could be an app on your phone – could allow access to some pubs or major events in the UK.

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