WORLD UK vaccine passports are an 'inevitability' says Boris Johnson's former advisor

WORLD

UK vaccine passports are an 'inevitability' says Boris Johnson's former advisor

CGTN

09:23, April 05, 2021

In this file photo taken on November 17, 2020 An illustration picture shows vials with Covid-19 Vaccine stickers attached and syringes, with the logo of the University of Oxford and its partner British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca, on November 17, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

As the UK debate continues to rage over "vaccine passports," one of Boris Johnson's former advisors says the conversation is academic – their introduction in Britain is now an "inevitability."

Although the UK prime minister initially dismissed the idea, the government is set to announce on Monday a system for a domestic "COVID-status certification" that will allow vaccinated people to return to sporting events, cinemas and other cultural venues.

The decision has angered of many MPs in Johnson's Conservative Party, to the point that the leader is altogether shying away from using the term "vaccine passport" to describe the program.

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue